I need to setup an Archlinux vps with openssh, everything is running smoothly except that I couldn't ssh in.

I noticed openssh wasn't installed so I looked on the wiki which said to do :

pacman -S openssh

I did that but it started giving me errors that it could not find openssh-5.8p2-9-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz on the mirror

error : failed retrieving file 'openssh-5.8p2-9-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz' from artfiles.org : No address record

I added more mirrors, but still I get the same error.

What am I doing wrong ?

  • Please show us the exact error messages. – user9517 Sep 10 '11 at 16:57
  • added the error – Lucas Kauffman Sep 10 '11 at 17:00

do a complete system update

 # pacman -Syu 

It looks like your system is outdated. Then try to install openssh again, however the last openssh in reporysories is openssh-5.9p1-3. Where did you placed your mirrors definitions?

  • where do I do this ? – Lucas Kauffman Sep 10 '11 at 17:38
  • run it on console as root – Mike Sep 10 '11 at 19:01

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