How To Install Anaconda on AlmaLinux 9

In this guide, you will learn How To Install Anaconda on AlmaLinux 9.

Anaconda is one of several python and R programming language distributions that was formerly known as Continuum Analytics. 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.

It also includes a GUI called the “Anaconda Navigator” which is a graphical alternative to the command-line interface (CLI).

Steps To Install Anaconda on AlmaLinux 9

To complete this guide, you must log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our guide on Initial Server Setup with AlmaLinux 9.

Installing Python 3 on AlmaLinux 9

Because Anaconda is a Python programming language, you must have Python installed on your server. By default, Python 3 is installed on AlmaLinux 9.

First, update your local package index with the command below:

sudo dnf update -y

Then, check that you have Python 3 installed on your server:

python 3 --version
Python 3.9.10

If you don’t have it, you can use the command below to install it:

sudo dnf install python3

Install Anaconda Programming Language on AlmaLinux 9

At this point,  you need to visit the Anaconda Downloads Page, and from the Linux section, copy the link address of the Anaconda installer.

Anaconda installer for Linux

Then, use the wget command to download the Anaconda installer on AlmaLinux 9.

The file should be saved to the Downloads directory. Or you can choose the other locations.

sudo wget -P ~/Downloads

At this point, switch to your Downloads directory:

cd ~/Downloads

Here you can verify Anaconda download integrity on AlmaLinux 9 with the command below:


In your output, you will see something similar to this:


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.

From your Downloads directory, run the command below to install Anaconda on AlmaLinux 9:


You will be asked to review the license agreement. Press Enter, then use Enter or the Spacebar to scroll through the agreement. In the end, type yes to agree to the license.

Also, you’ll be asked to confirm Anaconda’s installation directory. Use the default directory by pressing Enter.

Then, you will be asked to initialize Anaconda with conda init. Press yes and Enter.

When your installation is completed you will get the following output:

Thank you for installing Anaconda3!


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Note: Do not install in the /usr directory. When the installation finishes, this time, you won’t be prompted to initialize Anaconda. Instead, enter the following commands:

source <anaconda_installation_location>/bin/activate
conda init

At this point, you need to reboot your server. 


After that you can verify your Anaconda installation on AlmaLinux 9 with the following command:

conda info
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 : 3.21.8
         python version :
       virtual packages : __linux=5.14.0=0
       base environment : /root/anaconda3  (writable)
      conda av data dir : /root/anaconda3/etc/conda
  conda av metadata url : None
           channel URLs :
          package cache : /root/anaconda3/pkgs
       envs directories : /root/anaconda3/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

Load Python programming shell

At this point, you can load the Python programming shell by using the command below:


Your command prompt will change to this:

Python 3.9.12 (main, Apr  5 2022, 06:56:58)
[GCC 7.5.0] :: Anaconda, Inc. on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

To exit from the Python shell, run the command below:


Update Anaconda on AlmaLinux 9

To update your Anaconda service, you needed to first update the conda with the command below:

conda update conda

Conda is a package manager for the Anaconda Python environment. It’s always best to update your package manager before installing updates.

Then, use the following command to update Anaconda on AlmaLinux 9:

conda update anaconda

Remove Anaconda Programming Language

If you want to remove Anaconda from your AlmaLinux 9, you need to install the removal software with the command below:

conda install anaconda-clean

When your installation is completed, you can uninstall Anaconda from your server with the command below:

anaconda-clean ––yes


At this point, you have learned to Install Anaconda on AlmaLinux 9. Also, you have learned to update and remove it from your server.

Hope you enjoy it.

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