How To Install Anaconda on Rocky Linux 9

Install Anaconda on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Anaconda on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Anaconda is an open-source package manager and distribution of Python. It is used for scientific computing, data science, machine learning, and statistical analysis. The Anaconda environment includes over 250 data science packages automatically installed, and over 7,500 additional open-source packages that are compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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 Python on Rocky Linux. 9.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
  • 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).
  • 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 Rocky Linux 9

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 install dnf-utils

Step 2. Installing Python on Rocky Linux 9.

By default, Python is not available on Rocky Linux 9 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the latest stable version of Python from the official page to your system:

wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.10.6/Python-3.10.6.tgz

Next, extract the downloaded file:

tar xzf Python-3.10.6.tgz

Change to the decompressed directory to compile the source code:

cd Python-3.10.6
./configure --enable-optimizations
sudo make
sudo make install

Once installed, you can counter-check the installed version of Python:

python3 --version

Step 3. Installing Anaconda on Rocky Linux 9.

By default, Anaconda is not available on Rocky Linux 9 base repository. Now we add download the latest version of the Anaconda installer script from the official website:

wget https://repo.anaconda.com/archive/Anaconda3-2022.10-Linux-x86_64.sh

Now you can verify Anaconda download integrity on Rocky Linux 9 with the command below:

sha256sum Anaconda3-2022.10-Linux-x86_64.sh

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.

Once is done, run the command below to install Anaconda:

bash Anaconda3-2022.10-Linux-x86_64.sh

Output:

Thank you for installing Anaconda3!

===========================================================================

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Now, run the following command to activate the Anaconda:

source <anaconda_installation_location>/bin/activate
conda init
reboot

To verify the installation of Anaconda using the conda, type the command below in your Terminal:

conda info

Output:

active environment : base
    active env location : /root/anaconda3
            shell level : 1
       user config file : /root/.condarc
 populated config files :
          conda version : 4.12.0
    conda-build version : 3.28.8
         python version : 3.10.6.final.0
       virtual packages : __linux=5.14.0=0
                          __glibc=2.34=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/4.12.0 requests/2.27.1 CPython/3.9.12 Linux/5.14.0-70.26.1.el9_0.x86_64 almalinux/9.0 glibc/2.34
                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:

conda list

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Anaconda. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Anaconda Python on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Anaconda website.

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