[R] Downloads -- possible bug?

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Jan 19 19:00:35 CET 2006

Elizabeth Purdom <epurdom at stanford.edu> writes:

> Hi,
> When I go to the CRAN page to download a new version of R, there are not 
> the same versions available depending on which mirror I pick. When I go to 
> http://cran.cnr.berkeley.edu/, for example, I get 2.2.1, but if I go 
> http://cran.stat.ucla.edu/ the option is 2.2.0 (I'm downloading the Windows 
> base file). Neither refreshing nor clearing my cache changes it. For future 
> reference, I'd like to know if this is a mistake or if different mirrors 
> are just updated at different times?
> Thanks,
> Elizabeth Purdom

It depends on the mirroring sites' policy and maintenance. 

UCLA apparently hasn't updated since October, which is quite extreme.
My guess would be that it is a local bug rather than deliberate

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