sorry. i didn’t make clear that i didn’t expect a decision or ensurance from anyone. just an advice from a more experienced user about the possible dangers in mixing yay with the manjaro’s own paketmanager. something i cannot see as inexpirienced as i am in the “man yay” and “man pamac”.
As it relates to repo and AUR packages they both do the same thing in slightly different ways.
There shouldn’t be packages that one can install and the other not in normal circumstances.
The one thing to be aware of that I can think of is if you use any *-git packages from AUR, yay keeps a database that uses to check for updates on those packages so if you install one of those packages in pamac you will need to use yay --gendb to update it’s database.
I just realized your topic title sounds like your experimenting with chemicals and are afraid of an explosion if something goes wrong.
You have nothing to fear but fear itself. The only pitfalls are learning the hard way after trial and error. We’ve all been there. Make backups and have the assurance you can restore them if something goes wrong.
Poke around, have fun.
Use your noggin, tread carefully and ask questions whenever you’re in doubt.
you can read my mind
i know what you mean but i still try to avoid to run into major problems with my system i use for work and better ask twice. allready had a few “cannot boot” problems this year i got solved with the help of this great forum. and yes. i do allways backups.