Re: [Rd] French Toulouse CRAN mirror always down

From: <Friedrich.Leisch_at_r-project.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:14:17 +0200

>>>>> On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:37:39 +0200, >>>>> Milan Bouchet-Valat (MB) wrote:

> Hi!
> One of the three French CRAN mirrors, cran.cict.fr (Toulouse) seems to
> be down most of the time, and at least really not reliable. It has
> currently been down for 28 days (!) [1], and I know that over two years
> I've rarely been able to use it (no response, slow, hangs...).

> I'm sure the maintainers of this mirror mean well, but the result is
> really negative for French R users. This week I observed one user that
> failed to install a package because she selected that mirror and it was
> not available. Such a minor detail can give a very poor impression to
> beginners.

> I suggest that either the maintainers of this mirror explain why it does
> not work and provide solutions to improve the situation, or it should be
> removed from the list until it works reliably. Not as a punishment of
> course, but for practical considerations.

> At the very least this mirror should be moved down the list: at the
> moment it's the first of the three French mirrors, while the two others
> work very well. If the mirrors were sorted by the alphabetical order of
> their full names, it would be the last one, and it would be bite French
> users less often, while still acting as a fallback solution.

It has already been removed a couple of days ago, have a look e.g. at

http://cran.r-project.org/mirrors.html

will need some time to propagate to all places.

Best,
Fritz



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