I've got a new install of Arch on my Pi (as in, got a new image, wrote it to ye olde SD carde, popped it in Pi) and I'm trying to install some of the utilities I need in order to do the stuff I want.

When I run pacman -S vim from the root prompt, I get the following error (sorry, a picture was the best I could do):

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I confirmed that I have a network connection via ethernet by wget-ing www.google.com. I'm relatively unfamiliar with Arch, let alone on RPi. What's going on here?

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Looks like pacman tries to download older versions of packages, which are no longer available. Run pacman -Sy to update local databases (pacman -Syy to force update). You can combine this with package installation: pacman -Sy vim.

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