I want to setup a OpenVPN on a Debian

Posted March 30, 2016 7.3k views
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Hello there,
I am a total newbie in this VPS business. And yes, i already read the
How To Set Up an OpenVPN Server on Debian 8 article. But i got stuck at the very earlier stage (STEP 1). Whenever i hit the

apt-get install openvpn easy-rsa

i got this error msg : E: unable to locate package easy-rsa

Is the “easy-rsa” package has been removed ? Thanks in advanced


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Have you had a chance to read: ?

The easy-rsa setup is covered here:

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if sudo apt-get update doesn’t work, then try editing your sources list. Although this should be configured already with Digital Ocean.