Failed to prepare transaction (invalid or corrupt database)

Whenever I try to install some applications from add/remove software, i get to following errors:

My inxi is:

Kernel: 5.18.6-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 12.1.0 parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=8f75a4c2-5beb-41e5-8b2f-31d9be194183 rw
[email protected] i8042.nopnp=1 pci=nocrs quiet quiet splash
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.1 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: 1: LightDM v: 1.30.0 note: stopped 2: SDDM
note: stopped Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81YK v: IdeaPad 5 15IIL05
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: IdeaPad 5 15IIL05
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40709 WIN
serial: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: LENOVO v: DPCN53WW
date: 06/15/2021
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 39.7 Wh (95.2%) condition: 41.7/45.7 Wh (91.1%)
volts: 12.1 min: 11.1 model: Sunwoda L19D3PF3 type: Li-poly
serial: <filter> status: N/A cycles: 102
Info: model: Intel Core i7-1065G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Ice Lake built: 2019-21 process: Intel 10nm family: 6
model-id: 0x7E (126) stepping: 5 microcode: 0xB0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 320 KiB desc: d-4x48 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 4x512 KiB
L3: 8 MiB desc: 1x8 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2779 high: 3504 min/max: 400/3900 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 3167 2: 1901
3: 3504 4: 3191 5: 2743 6: 2625 7: 3200 8: 1908 bogomips: 23961
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915
v: kernel arch: Gen11 process: Intel 10nm built: 2019-21 ports:
active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:8a52 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Acer Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 3-5:4 chip-ID: 5986:212b class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96
s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22") s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: InfoVision Optronics/Kunshan 0x061f
built: 2019 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2
size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64") diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9
modes: 1920x1080
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Iris Plus Graphics (ICL GT2)
v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.2 direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Ice Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Lenovo
driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-icl
alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_icl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:34c8 class-ID: 0401
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.6-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.52 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Ice Lake-LP PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:34f0 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 3-10:6 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: down
bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes
address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 184.8 GiB (38.7%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SK Hynix
model: HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B size: 476.94 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD
serial: <filter> rev: 11010C00 temp: 49.9 C scheme: MBR
ID-1: / raw-size: 476.93 GiB size: 476.93 GiB (100.00%)
used: 184.8 GiB (38.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 476.93 GiB size: 476.93 GiB (100.00%)
used: 184.8 GiB (38.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 476.93 GiB size: 476.93 GiB (100.00%)
used: 184.8 GiB (38.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 476.93 GiB size: 476.93 GiB (100.00%)
used: 184.8 GiB (38.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 11.38 GiB used: 3.2 MiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 299 Uptime: 6h 28m wakeups: 89 Memory: 11.38 GiB
used: 5.88 GiB (51.7%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages:
pacman: 1892 lib: 544 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.18
Garuda (2.6.4-1):
System install date:     2022-05-09
Last full system update: 2022-06-23
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

Try running garuda-update from a terminal and if it fails please share the entire output here.


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The update completes successfully, there is no error

Does pamac(Add/Remove Software) work now?

No, it still shows the same error

What do you see when you choose to edit the build files?

# Maintainer: Brian Cooper <brian at brian-cooper dot com>
# Contributor: Jonathan Rouleau <[email protected]>
pkgdesc='A utility to download courses from udemy for personal offline use'
depends=('python' 'python-requests' 'python-colorama' 'python-unidecode' 'python-six' 'python-pyopenssl' 'python-m3u8' 'python-cloudscraper')

pkgver() {
  cd "${srcdir}/${pkgname}"
  git describe --tags --long | sed 's/\([^-]*-g\)/r\1/;s/-/./g;s/^v//'

prepare() {
  cd "${srcdir}/${pkgname}"
  install -Dm 0644 ../ .

package() {
  cd "${srcdir}/${pkgname}"
  install -Dm 0644 LICENSE "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/${pkgname}/LICENSE"
  python install --root="${pkgdir}/" --optimize=1

You most likely want to give up on that software, upstream was archived quite a long time ago - 15 months! That's almost certainly failing the update due to that single package because it no longer builds at all. There is an almost 0% chance that it will be ever be patched due to the new encryption they added: DRM protected video streams are being skipped (udemy-dl not downloading videos) · Issue #627 · r0oth3x49/udemy-dl · GitHub

You could easily remove the package(s), and I bet it works again after!
sudo pacman -Rs udemy-dl-git udemy-dl

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