How To Install Anaconda on Linux Mint 20

Install Anaconda on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Anaconda on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Anaconda is a popular Python/R data science and machine learning platform, used for large-scale data processing, predictive analytics, and scientific computing.

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 Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A 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 Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, 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 install libgl1-mesa-glx libegl1-mesa libxrandr2 libxrandr2 libxss1 libxcursor1 libxcomposite1 libasound2 libxi6 libxtst6

Step 2. Installing Anaconda on Linux Mint 20.

Now we download the latest Anaconda from the official page:


Once done, check the data integrity of the script by running the sha256sum command:


Compare it with the official Hashes for Anaconda. If the hash value of the locally downloaded installer file matches the official hash, you’re good to go.

Next, install Anaconda for Python 3.8 using the following command:


Now keep pressing enter till it asks:

Do you accept the license terms? [yes|no]
Do you wish the installer to initialize Anaconda3
by running conda init? [yes|no]

To activate the Anaconda installation, you can either close and re-open your shell or load the new PATH environment variable into the current shell session by typing:

source ~/.bashrc

Step 3. Verify Anaconda installation.

Run the following command from the Terminal to verify Anaconda installation:

conda list

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

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