In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Anaconda on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Anaconda is an open-source package manager and distribution of Python. It is designed for machine learning and data science and comprises several open-source packages. Anaconda can be installed on all popular operating systems including Windows, Linux, and macOS.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Anaconda Python on AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, and Rocky Linux distributions.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Anaconda on AlmaLinux 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf clean all sudo dnf update
Step 2. Install Required Dependencies.
Now we install some packages required to install Anaconda Python using the following command below:
sudo dnf install libXi libXtst libXrandr libXcursor alsa-lib mesa-libEGL libXcomposite libXScrnSaver libXdamage mesa-libGL
Step 3. Installing Anaconda on AlmaLinux 8.
By default, Anaconda is not available on the AlmaLinux 8 base repository. Now we run the following command to download the latest Anaconda installation script from the official page:
Next, verify the integrity of the installer file using the following command:
You can compare this with the hashes on the Anaconda hashes web page. If the codes match, that means the software is authentic and ready to be used.
Finally, run the downloaded bash script file as follows:
During installation, you will be asked to answer a few questions. Follow the wizard instructions to complete the Anaconda installation process.
When your installation is completed you will get the following output:
Thank you for installing Anaconda3! =========================================================================== Working with Python and Jupyter notebooks is a breeze with PyCharm Pro, designed to be used with Anaconda. Download now and have the best data tools at your fingertips. PyCharm Pro for Anaconda is available at: https://www.anaconda.com/pycharm
Now, run the following command to activate the Anaconda:
To verify the installation of Anaconda using the
conda, type the command below in Terminal:
active environment : base active env location : /root/anaconda3 shell level : 1 user config file : /root/.condarc populated config files : conda version : 4.10.3 conda-build version : 3.21.5 python version : 3.9.7.final.0 virtual packages : __linux=4.18.0=0 __glibc=2.28=0 __unix=0=0 __archspec=1=x86_64 base environment : /root/anaconda3 (writable) conda av data dir : /root/anaconda3/etc/conda conda av metadata url : None channel URLs : https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/main/linux-64 https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/main/noarch https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/r/linux-64 https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/r/noarch package cache : /root/anaconda3/pkgs /root/.conda/pkgs envs directories : /root/anaconda3/envs /root/.conda/envs platform : linux-64 user-agent : conda/4.10.3 requests/2.26.0 CPython/3.9.7 Linux/4.18.0-348.12.2.el8_5.x86_64 rocky/8.5 glibc/2.28 UID:GID : 0:0 netrc file : None offline mode : False
You can also list all packages included in the Anaconda repository using the following command:
Then, use the following command to update Anaconda on AlmaLinux 8:
conda update conda
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Anaconda. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Anaconda Python on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Anaconda website.