Re: [Rd] Removing cran mirrors

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 16:37:17 +0100

Hadley Wickham wrote:
> Reading the documentation for mirmon, it also looks like it can output
> a machine readable state file. It would be really useful if this was
> published on the r-help page as then we could construct tools to
> automatically recommend mirrors based on average age and download
> speed.
>
> Hadley
>
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 8:54 AM, Hadley Wickham <hadley_at_rice.edu> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> What's the procedure for removing out of date cran mirrors? I've just
>> discovered the fantastic http://cran.r-project.org/mirmon_report.html,
>> but there 4 mirrors that have not been updated in over a month, and
>> quite a few others that have a chequered past. Given that there are
>> many additional mirrors available, and the poor user experience if a
>> bad mirror is selected, perhaps these poorly functioning mirrors could
>> be removed from the list?

Fritz does that from time to time. Note that this is always rather cumbersome: trying to contact maintainers whose addresses do not exist any more and so on.

Best,
Uwe

>> Hadley
>>
>> --
>> http://had.co.nz/
>>
>
>
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