I have seen too many posts related to the lock-file of the pacman infrastructure,
Even I, I have spent a few minutes looking for this file to remove it in my early manjaro days.
So I suggest adding a feature, which is adding a Wipe action, thru a command line argument and/or a button in the gui, I have seen it in many other applications/software and it should make all of us gain an extra peace of mind:
(especially if we really want to enjoy the simplicity )
Think of a few situations:
- Newbie a) sees the error, forum-search/google: finds a solution ...
time wasted for her/him .
Newbie b) posts in the forum etc ...
time wasted by her/him and us .
- Techie : finds a solution thru tracing .
time wasted .
Here we have a negative experience, a software stopped from working because of not handling a Situation and this Situation is far from being rare or exceptional,
It is negative too, because the user and the average-user and the newbie had to use the command line, and use rm under root, that is always dangerous .
Voila voila, you all have a great day .