Sorry to post my problem once again. I’m still stuck with the stable update 2018-12-31 and i fear, my problem got lost in the discussion. I hope it’s ok to ask again.
In the end-of-the-year update discussion there was the user Citroen who had a similar problem than me. He got an error message that pacman couldn’t update his linux-firmware package because it was something missing. Here is that part of the discussion:
I had a similar Problem as he mentioned in that topic, but i think have done something terrible stupid. My /var/lib/pacman/local/linux-firmware… folder also only had the file mtree inside. There was no “files” or “desc” file what pacman always claimed. It was an even older linux-firmware version. I tried to uninstall the package, but that didn’t work because the process always reclaimed the missing “desc” file (sorry, didn’t made a screenshot). The user Citroen was lucky, because he had a second computer with those files and only had to copy them from one computer to the other. That didn’t work for me because i only have one Manjaro installation.
I thought the path could be only left over from a previous installation and deleted that folder . Now i know that was terrible wrong, because when i now want to do the end-of-the-year update, the packages can be downloaded but the process won’t install the files, because he finds firmware files and stops the installation…
I tried to find out which package is responsible for the files to manually get them out of the way, but when i ask pacman there is no package linked to them:
[furby@Travelmate ~]$ pacman -Qo /usr/lib/firmware/3com/3C359.bin Fehler: Kein Paket besitzt /usr/lib/firmware/3com/3C359.bin
Now i am not able to complete the update. Can anyone help in this situation?