Unable to update software

I am using the Add/Remove Software (green down arrow icon). I have 137.5 kB to be updated. When I try to update, I get the error message:
could not satisfy dependencies:

  • removing lib32-libsndfile breaks dependency ‘lib32-libsndfile’ required by lib32-libpulse
  • removing lib32-expat breaks dependency ‘lib32-expat’ required by lib32-libva-mesa-driver
    I am a beginner to the Manjaro linux. Can you tell me how to restore lib32-libsndfile and lib32-expat.
    Thanks for your reply.

remove them with these commands:
sudo pacman -R lib32-libpulse
sudo pacman -R lib32-libva-mesa-driver
then try updating again

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Thanks for your response, brahma. My software has been updated.

Would have been better to show full terminal output, and understand why system component were to be removed. Now you manually nuked system libraries, let hope you will not need them in the future (I still have these libraries on my system, no update wanted to remove them).
The question is what lead to these messages.