RPM and Debian Repositories for Miniconda

Conda, the package manager from Anaconda, is now available as either a RedHat RPM or as a Debian package. The packages are the equivalent to the Miniconda installer which only contains conda and its dependencies. You can use yum or apt-get to install, uninstall and manage conda on your system. To install conda, follow the instructions for your Linux distribution.

To install the RPM on RedHat, CentOS, Fedora distributions, and other RPM-based distributions such as openSUSE, download the gpg key and add a repository configuration file for conda.

# Import our gpg public key
rpm --import https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/misc/gpgkeys/anaconda.asc

# Add the Anaconda repository
cat <<EOF > /etc/yum.repos.d/conda.repo
[conda]
name=Conda
baseurl=https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/misc/rpmrepo/conda
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/misc/gpgkeys/anaconda.asc
EOF

Conda is ready to install on your RPM-based distribution.

  # Install it!
  yum install conda
  Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, ovl
  Setting up Install Process
  Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
   * base: repo1.dal.innoscale.net
   * extras: mirrordenver.fdcservers.net
   * updates: mirror.tzulo.com
  Resolving Dependencies
  --> Running transaction check
  ---> Package conda.x86_64 0:4.5.11-0 will be installed
  --> Finished Dependency Resolution

  Dependencies Resolved


===============================================================================
  Package         Arch        Version             Repository            Size

===============================================================================
  Installing:
  conda           x86_64      4.5.11-0            conda                 73 M

  Transaction Summary

===============================================================================
  Install      1 Package(s)

  Total download size: 73 M
  Installed size: 210 M
  Is this ok [y/N]:

To install on Debian-based Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, download the public gpg key and add the conda repository to the sources list.

# Install our public gpg key to trusted store
curl https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/misc/gpgkeys/anaconda.asc | gpg --
dearmor > conda.gpg
install -o root -g root -m 644 conda.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/

# Add our Debian repo
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/misc/debrepo/conda
stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/conda.list

Conda is ready to install on your Debian-based distribution.

# Install it!
apt-get update
apt-get install conda
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
conda
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
Need to get 76.3 MB of archives.
After this operation, 221 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/misc/debrepo/conda stable/main amd64
conda amd64 4.5.11-0 [76.3 MB]
Fetched 76.3 MB in 10s (7733 kB/s)
debconf: delaying package configuration, since apt-utils is not installed
Selecting previously unselected package conda.
(Reading database ... 4799 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../conda_4.5.11-0_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking conda (4.5.11-0) ...
Setting up conda (4.5.11-0) …

Check to see if the installation is successful by typing:

source /opt/conda/etc/profile.d/conda.sh
conda -V
conda 4.5.11

Installing conda packages with the system package manager makes it very easy to distribute conda across a cluster of machines running Linux without having to worry about any non privileged user modifying the installation. Any non privileged user simply needs to run source/opt/conda/etc/profile.d/conda.sh to use conda.

Administrators can also distribute a .condarc file at /opt/conda/.condarc so that a predefined configuration for channels, package cache directory and environment locations is pre-seeded to all users in a large organization. A sample configuration could look like:

channels:
defaults
pkg_dirs:
/shared/conda/pkgs
$HOME/.conda/pkgs
envs_dirs:
/shared/conda/envs
$HOME/.conda/envs

These RPM and Debian packages provide another way to set up conda inside a Docker container.

It is recommended to use this installation in a read-only manner and upgrade conda using the respective package manager only.

If you’re new to conda, check out the documentation at https://conda.io/docs/