[R] some CRAN mirrors not accessible

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Dec 11 18:57:18 CET 2011

First, see the status links in the first para of
http://cran.r-project.org/mirrors.html .  So it seems that the issue is 
not that the mirror is not accessible, but the part you are looking for 
is not current/available.

Second, the mirror list is
and that lists the maintainers.  It is also in your R distribution, in 
directory 'doc' (but that is as old as your distribution, and mirrors do 

On 11/12/2011 17:43, Patrick Giraudoux wrote:
> Dear all,
> Since some weeks, look like the following CRAN mirrors are no longer
> accessible for package update:
> http://cran.univ-lyon1.fr
> http://mirror.ibcp.fr/pub/CRAN/
>  > update.packages(ask='graphics',checkBuilt=TRUE)
> Warning: unable to access index for repository
> http://cran.univ-lyon1.fr/bin/windows/contrib/2.14
> update.packages(ask='graphics',checkBuilt=TRUE)
> Warning: unable to access index for repository
> http://mirror.ibcp.fr/pub/CRAN/bin/windows/contrib/2.14
> Furthermore, attempting to connect via a web browser gives
> However, I don't know how to get in touch with the webmasters in charge.
> Any idea about hos to signal the trouble ?
> PG
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