3.5.4. Notes#

How to verify the installer’s SHA256 checksum#

  1. Navigate to the folder containing the installer file — Miniconda3-latest-Linux-x86_64.sh:

    cd Downloads
  2. Use the sha256sum command to verify the SHA256 checksum of the file:

    sha256sum Miniconda3-latest-Linux-x86_64.sh


    879457af6a0bf5b34b48c12de31d4df0ee2f06a8e68768e5758c3293b2daf688  Miniconda3-latest-Linux-x86_64.sh

The output of the sha256sum command should match the value listed on the downloads page.

Why disable auto-activation of base environment?#

If you are installing packages using other methods, for example Installing a Python package from PyPI, there is a possibility that you might accidentally install the package in Conda base environment instead of the intended location.

Even if you disable auto-activation of the base environment, you can activate it using the conda activate base command, when you need it.