How To Install Anaconda on CentOS 8

Install Anaconda on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Anaconda on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Anaconda is a popular and commonly used Python/R Data Science platform, available for users of the data scientist and other scientific communities. The platform is available as an open-source distribution, meaning you can perform Python/R data Science and Machine learning on commonly used operating systems like Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

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 through the step by step installation Anaconda Python on a CentOS 8.

Install Anaconda on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Anaconda on CentOS 8.

Now we download the Anaconda installation script:

wget -P /tmp

Then, verify the data integrity of the script with the sha256sum:


The output should be like:

46d762284d252e51cd58a8ca6c8adc9da2eadc82c342927b2f66ed011d1d8b53 /tmp/

Once done, start the Anaconda installation process:


Now press ENTER to continue. Again press ENTER to scroll through the license of Anaconda. At last, you will be asked to accept the license terms:

Do you approve the license terms? [yes|no]

Type yes to continue. Then you will be asked to choose the installation directory.

Anaconda3 will now be installed into this location:

    - Press ENTER to confirm the location
    - Press CTRL-C to abort the installation
    - Or specify a different location below

Source the ~/.bashrc file to activate Anaconda:

source ~/.bashrc

Now verify the installation typing following command:

conda info

The output should be like:

active environment : base
    active env location : /home/idroot-home/anaconda3
            shell level : 1
    user config file : /home/idroot-home/.condarc
populated config files : 
        conda version : 4.8.13
    conda-build version : 3.16.1
        python version :
    base environment : /home/idroot/anaconda3  (writable)
        channel URLs :
        package cache : /home/idroot/anaconda3/pkgs
    envs directories : /home/idroot/anaconda3/envs
            platform : linux-64
            user-agent : conda/4.8.13 requests/2.19.1 CPython/3.7.0 Linux/3.10.0-957.1.3.el7.x86_64 centos/7 glibc/2.17
                UID:GID : 0:0
            netrc file : None
        offline mode : False

Step 3. Updating Anaconda.

Updating the Anaconda is a pretty straight forward process, first update the conda tool with:

conda update conda

Once conda is updated, proceed with the Anaconda update:

conda update anaconda

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Anaconda. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Anaconda Python on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Anaconda website.

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