This is more of a complaint than an issue. I’m just venting here.
In the past month I’ve experienced two issues where the pacman cache becomes corrupted. I don’t get any errors but I notice that something is wrong is the Notifier stops alerting me to any updates. What concerns me that the update process does not provide any indication that an issue exists.
I’m not sure if this is a Manjaro issue or a pacman issue. But, if it happens again I will have to ditch Manjaro.
For others that might experience this issue, the fix for pacman is the remove all of the cached package files from /var/lib/pacman/local and then let pacman recache all of those files again.
To remove all cached package files run:
sudo pacman -Sc
To re-down and re-cache the package files run:
sudo pacman -Syy