Anaconda Fedora Install: Solving the 'conda: command not found' Issue
Anaconda Fedora Install: Solving the ‘conda: command not found’ Issue
In the world of data science, Anaconda is a widely-used, open-source distribution of Python and R for scientific computing. It simplifies package management and deployment, making it a go-to tool for data scientists. However, when installing Anaconda on Fedora, you might encounter the ‘conda: command not found’ error. This blog post will guide you through the process of resolving this issue.
Before we dive into the solution, ensure that you have the following:
- A Fedora system
- Basic knowledge of Linux terminal commands
- Internet connection
Step 1: Download Anaconda
First, navigate to the Anaconda Distribution page and download the Python 3.7 version for Linux. You can also use the following
wget command in your terminal to download it directly:
Step 2: Install Anaconda
After downloading the Anaconda installer script, navigate to the directory containing the script. Run the following command to start the installation process:
Follow the prompts on the terminal to complete the installation. When asked to initialize Anaconda3 by running the
conda init command, type ‘yes’.
Step 3: Close and Reopen Terminal
Once the installation is complete, close the terminal and reopen it. This step is crucial as it allows the changes made by the Anaconda installer to take effect.
Step 4: Verify Anaconda Installation
To verify that Anaconda was installed correctly, use the following command:
If Anaconda was installed correctly, this command should display a list of installed packages. However, if you encounter the ‘conda: command not found’ error, it means that the system cannot find the
conda command, and you need to add it to your system’s PATH.
Step 5: Add Anaconda to the PATH
To add Anaconda to your system’s PATH, you need to edit the
.bashrc file in your home directory. You can use any text editor for this, but we’ll use
nano in this example:
Scroll to the end of the file and add the following line:
yourusername with your actual username. Save and close the file.
Step 6: Source the .bashrc File
To apply the changes made to the
.bashrc file, you need to source it using the following command:
Step 7: Verify the Solution
Finally, verify that the ‘conda: command not found’ issue has been resolved by running the
conda list command again. This time, it should display a list of installed packages, confirming that the
conda command is now recognized by your system.
In this blog post, we’ve walked you through the process of resolving the ‘conda: command not found’ issue when installing Anaconda on Fedora. By adding Anaconda to your system’s PATH, you ensure that the
conda command is recognized, allowing you to leverage Anaconda’s powerful package management capabilities.
Remember, the world of data science is constantly evolving, and tools like Anaconda are essential for staying ahead. Keep exploring, keep learning, and don’t let minor setbacks hinder your journey in data science.
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Keywords: Anaconda, Fedora, conda command not found, data science, package management, Python, R, Anaconda installation, Linux terminal commands, PATH, .bashrc
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