How To Install Miniconda on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Miniconda on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Miniconda on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Miniconda is a minimal free Conda installer. It’s a thin, bootstrap version that contains just conda, Python, the packages they depend on, and a limited range of other helpful modules like pip, zlib, and a few others. Miniconda is suitable for those who don’t mind installing each package individually. It saves you not only the disk space but also avoids dumping a lot of unnecessary applications that you don’t use often in your hard drive.

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 the Miniconda on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install Miniconda on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Miniconda on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we download installer Miniconda from the official website:

wget https://repo.anaconda.com/miniconda/Miniconda3-py39_4.9.2-Linux-x86_64.sh

Next, go to the location where you downloaded the Miniconda installer and check the integrity of the downloaded file with SHA-256:

sha256sum Miniconda3-py39_4.9.2-Linux-x86_64.sh

Compare the above hash value with the official Hashes for Miniconda. If the hash value of the locally downloaded installer file matches with the official hash, it is a legitimate file and you can start the installation.

Now run the following command to execute the Miniconda installer on your Ubuntu system:

bash Miniconda3-py39_4.9.2-Linux-x86_64.sh

Output:

Welcome to Miniconda3 py39_4.9.2
In order to continue the installation process, please review the license agreement.
Please, press ENTER to continue

Once done, check out the packages present in this environment:

conda list

You can also use the Fish shell for Conda initialization:

conda init fish

Next, we create an environment named ‘idroot_env’:

conda create --name my_env python=3

Then, activate the created environment variable by utilizing the following command below:

conda activate idroot_env

For deactivating, the environment, run this command below:

conda deactivate

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Miniconda. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Miniconda on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Anaconda website.

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