Ran across this looking for the answer to a seperate issue (which I haven't found, so I'll make a post), but wanted to add that my systems, too, also pull git packages for pretty much everything. I installed dr460nized on two different machines and they both do the same thing, I thought it was just par for the course. I haven't changed any settings that would relate to git versus not git. My upgrades work (well, they succeed in upgrading) though. I'm very interested in not using git stuff all the time.
pacman -Qs "\-git" local/alacritty-ligatures-git 0.8.0.1772.g3ed0430-1 A cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator(GIT VERSION) local/ananicy-git 2.2.1.r40.ge66fa22-1 Ananicy - is Another auto nice daemon, with community rules support local/dxvk-mingw-git 1.8.1.r10.g5f0f90f8-1 A Vulkan-based compatibility layer for Direct3D 9/10/11 which allows running 3D applications on Linux using Wine. Windows DLL version) local/fancontrol-gui-git v0.8.r22.gc06dc49-1 GUI for the fancontrol script and systemd service local/garuda-assistant-git r28.c3acfcc-1 (garuda-git) A assistant app for Garuda Linux local/garuda-boot-options-git r20.98d4ca8-1 (garuda-git) A Boot options utility for Garuda Linux local/garuda-gamer-git r16.83cbdb2-1 (garuda-git) A app for Garuda Linux local/garuda-network-assistant-git r23.918837e-1 (garuda-git) A Boot options utility for Garuda Linux local/garuda-settings-manager-git r24.4646d26-1 Garuda Linux System Settings Tool (manjaro settings manager ported to work with arch standards and limited to only dkms drivers) local/garuda-settings-manager-kcm-git r24.4646d26-1 Garuda Linux System Settings Tool (KCM for Plasma 5) (manjaro settings manager ported to work with arch standards and limited to only dkms drivers) local/garuda-settings-manager-knotifier-git r24.4646d26-1 Garuda Linux System Settings Tool (Notifier for Plasma 5) (manjaro settings manager ported to work with arch standards and limited to only dkms drivers) local/garuda-welcome-git r97.7b3916a-1 (garuda-git) A Welcome app for Garuda Linux local/goverlay-git 0.4.4.r3.g5c4a50f-1 A GUI to help manage Vulkan/OpenGL overlays local/ialauncher-git r127.b93f75d-1 Play all of the Internet Archive’s MS-DOS games offline! local/keyboard-visualizer-git release_4.00.r20.ge0912c8-1 Turn your OpenRGB-supported RGB setup into a spectacular light show for your music local/latte-dock-git r5122.1f79546b-1 Latte is a dock based on plasma frameworks that provides an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and plasmoids local/libretro-mame-git 78235.4b1001771c0-1 (libretro) libretro implementation of MAME. (Arcade) local/libretro-stella2014-git 260.26cca8d-1 (libretro) libretro implementation of Stella. (Atari 2600) local/memavaild-git 0.6.r3.g2603a8c-1 Improve responsiveness during heavy swapping: keep amount of available memory. local/mhwd-db-garuda-git r51.3fcc25b-1 mhwd-db-garuda(manjaro's mhwd-db backported to archlinux with additional features and limited to only dkms drivers) local/mhwd-garuda-git r19.6658e66-1 mhwd-garuda(manjaro's mhwd backported to archlinux with additional features and limited to only dkms drivers) local/nohang-git 0.2.0.r7.gb025479-1 A sophisticated low memory handler local/plymouth-git 0.9.5.r38.g8c249a4-1 A graphical boot splash screen with kernel mode-setting support (Development version) local/prelockd-git 0.9.r3.g72c7131-1 prelockd is a daemon that locks memory mapped binaries and libraries in memory to improve system responsiveness under low-memory conditions. local/protontricks-git 1.4.4.dev9+g5320a65-1 A simple wrapper that does winetricks things for Proton enabled games. (Git Version) local/rare-git 0.3.5.r3.g85ea3b5-1 GUI for legendary. An Epic Games Launcher open source alternative. local/retroarch-autoconfig-udev-git r1868.2369140-1 (libretro) udev joypad autoconfig for RetroArch (git-latest) local/starship-git 0.50.0.1424.g7385dc27-1 The cross-shell prompt for astronauts local/xpadneo-dkms-git 0.9.r30.g3beaacd-1 Advanced Linux Driver for Xbox One Wireless Gamepad
Edited to add that not using git will likely fix my other problems, so I'll wait for a response here before cluttering up the forum with another post when the answer might well just be "don't use git for everything."