In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Anaconda on Rocky Linux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Anaconda is a free and open-source package manager for Python. It provides a large variety of packages and is designed for machine learning and data analysis/scientific projects. Anaconda is available in four editions namely individual (open source) edition, commercial edition, team edition, and enterprise edition. Anaconda individual edition is the world’s most popular Python distribution platform with over 20 million users worldwide.
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 Anaconda on Rocky Linux. 8.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 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 Rocky Linux 8
Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:
sudo dnf check-update sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing Required Dependencies.
Now we install all those packages by running the following command:
sudo dnf install libXi libXtst libXrandr libXcursor alsa-lib mesa-libEGL libXcomposite libXScrnSaver libXdamage mesa-libGL
Step 3. Installing Anaconda on Rocky Linux 8.
By default, Anaconda is not available on Rocky Linux 8 base repository. Now we add download the latest version of the Anaconda installer script from the official website:
Once the installer script is downloaded, verify the integrity of the installer file using the following command below:
Now check its output to the hashes available at Anaconda installer file hashes for your installer file version. If the output does not match, it means the file was either not downloaded entirely or corrupted. If the output matches, move on to the next step.
Now run the downloaded script to install Anaconda on your system:
During the installation, you will be asked to accept the license terms and press the enter key to start the installation.
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After that, run the following command to activate the Anaconda:
Step 4. Verify Anaconda installation.
To verify the installation of Anaconda using the
conda, type the command below in Terminal:
You should see the following output:
active environment : base active env location : /idroot/anaconda3 shell level : 1 user config file : /idroot/.condarc populated config files : conda version : 4.10.4 conda-build version : 3.21.5 python version : 3.9.8.final.0 virtual packages : __linux=4.18.0=0 __glibc=2.28=0 __unix=0=0 __archspec=1=x86_64 base environment : /idroot/anaconda3 (writable) conda av data dir : /idroot/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 : /idroot/anaconda3/pkgs /idroot/.conda/pkgs envs directories : /idroot/anaconda3/envs /idroot/.conda/envs platform : linux-64 user-agent : conda/4.10.4 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
To verify the installation of Anaconda using the Anaconda Navigator, type the command below in Terminal:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Anaconda. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Anaconda on your Rocky Linux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Anaconda website.