Current state of Conda Install

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Jan 18, 2021, 7:32:30 AMJan 18
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I'm a newbie to anaconda and just wanted to check what the state of art with installing packages was. I've just freshly installed Anaconda3-2020.11-Windows-x86_64.exe (conda -V gives 4.9.2) (I did have an older version that also had problems that I uninstalled). My conda info shows this:

(base) C:\Users\adante>conda info

     active environment : base
    active env location : C:\Users\adante\Anaconda3
            shell level : 1
       user config file : C:\Users\adante\.condarc
 populated config files : C:\Users\adante\.condarc
          conda version : 4.9.2
    conda-build version : 3.20.5
         python version : 3.8.5.final.0
       virtual packages : __cuda=11.2=0
                          __win=0=0
                          __archspec=1=x86_64
       base environment : C:\Users\adante\Anaconda3  (writable)
           channel URLs : https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/main/win-64
                          https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/main/noarch
                          https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/r/win-64
                          https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/r/noarch
                          https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/msys2/win-64
                          https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/msys2/noarch
          package cache : C:\Users\adante\Anaconda3\pkgs
                          C:\Users\adante\.conda\pkgs
                          C:\Users\adante\AppData\Local\conda\conda\pkgs
       envs directories : C:\Users\adante\Anaconda3\envs
                          C:\Users\adante\.conda\envs
                          C:\Users\adante\AppData\Local\conda\conda\envs
               platform : win-64
             user-agent : conda/4.9.2 requests/2.24.0 CPython/3.8.5 Windows/10 Windows/10.0.18362
          administrator : False
             netrc file : None
           offline mode : False


My show channels are currently this (I was trying to install pulp from conda-forge but reverted to more barebones to test)

(base) C:\Users\adante>conda config --show channels
channels:
  - defaults


When I try to install a package it takes about half an hour to fail. The log is something like this (it is incomplete because it's quite large, but I can post the whole thing if requested)


From reading I see some historic posts referring to install slowness e.g. https://github.com/conda/conda/issues/8087 https://github.com/conda/conda/issues/7690. The latter seems to suggest it has been improved but this hasn't been my experience. 

I just wanted to check if this was the normal state of things at the moment? If so I won't waste my time trying to figure it out. If not, then what are the causes of this?

Misc Notes:
  • There was also reference to a post from March 2019 referring to this https://www.anaconda.com/blog/understanding-and-improving-condas-performance . I've tried some of the things there without any luck (one link about conda-metachannel eventually takes one to mamba, which ironically must be installed via conda install) 
  • I had an older version of anaconda installed (4.8.2) which was giving similar problems (but crashing instead). I have uninstalled and just installed Anaconda3-2020.11-Windows-x86_64.exe (conda -V gives 4.9.2).
  • At some point I added the conda-forge channel but removed it to try to get a more baseline system to test.
  • I also have other python executables installed from msys and chocolatey but was hoping they would not be affected. My understanding was anaconda provided its own self contained version of python.




Martin Novy

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Feb 20, 2021, 10:08:25 AM (5 days ago) Feb 20
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Could the problems with Anaconda installation be caused by security software?

More info: Security software can harm Anaconda : conflicting_software (reddit.com)


On Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:32:30 PM UTC+1 ada...@gmail.com wrote:
I'm a newbie to anaconda and just wanted to check what the state of art with installing packages was. I've just freshly installed Anaconda3-2020.11-Windows-x86_64.exe (conda -V gives 4.9.2) (I did have an older version that also had problems that I uninstalled). My conda info shows this:
...
...
 
When I try to install a package it takes about half an hour to fail. The log is something like this (it is incomplete because it's quite large, but I can post the whole thing if requested)
...
 
From reading I see some historic posts referring to install slowness e.g. https://github.com/conda/conda/issues/8087
 
 https://github.com/conda/conda/issues/7690. The latter seems to suggest it has been improved but this hasn't been my experience. 

I just wanted to check if this was the normal state of things at the moment? If so I won't waste my time trying to figure it out. If not, then what are the causes of this?

Misc Notes:

Martin Novy

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Feb 20, 2021, 10:13:53 AM (5 days ago) Feb 20
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" If you encounter issues during installation, temporarily disable your anti-virus software during install, then re-enable it after the installation concludes " Installing on Windows --- Anaconda documentation  

On Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:32:30 PM UTC+1 ada...@gmail.com wrote:
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