How to Install Anaconda on Debian 10 Buster

Install Anaconda on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Anaconda on Debian 10 Buster. For those of you who didn’t know, Anaconda is a totally free, easy-to-install open source Program manager, environment manager, and Python distribution with a collection of 1,000+ open source packages with free community support and is commonly used for large-scale Information processing, scientific computing, and predictive analytics, and serving data scientists, Programmers, business analysts, and People Operating in DevOps.

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 of Anaconda Python on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.

Install Anaconda on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update 
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Anaconda on Debian.

First, download the Anaconda installer script, visit the Anaconda Downloads page and check if there is a new version of Anaconda for Python 3 available for download:

wget -P /tmp

Once done, verify the data integrity of the script with the sha256sum command:

sha256sum /tmp/

Then, run the script to start the Anaconda installation process:

sh /tmp/

To activate the Anaconda installation load the new PATH environment variable that was added by the Anaconda installer into the current shell session with the following command:

source ~/.bashrc

To verify that Anaconda was successfully installed using the conda command:

$ conda info
     active environment : base
    active env location : /home/idroot/anaconda3
            shell level : 1
       user config file : /home/idroot/.condarc
 populated config files : 
          conda version : 4.7.16
    conda-build version : 3.16.9
         python version :
       virtual packages : 
       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/4.7.12 requests/2.22.0 CPython/3.7.4 Linux/4.19.0-5-amd64 debian/10 glibc/2.28
                UID:GID : 1000:1000
             netrc file : None
           offline mode : False

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Anaconda. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Anaconda Python on the Debian 10 server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Anaconda website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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