[Rd] French Toulouse CRAN mirror always down

Friedrich.Leisch at r-project.org Friedrich.Leisch at r-project.org
Fri Sep 28 10:14:17 CEST 2012

>>>>> 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


will need some time to propagate to all places.


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