User guide#

Welcome to the conda-build user guide. Here you can find tutorials and recipes as well as information about environment variables and wheel files.


The tutorials will guide you through how to build conda packages — whether you're creating a package with compilers, using conda skeleton, creating from scratch, or building R packages using skeleton CRAN.


Conda-build uses recipes to create conda packages. We have guides on debugging conda recipes, sample recipes for you to use, and information on how to build a package without a recipe.

Environment variables#

Use our environment variables guide to understand which environment variables are available, set, and inherited, and how they affect different processes.

Wheel files#

The user guide includes information about wheel files and how to build conda packages from them.