Cannot install the newest version of QIIME 2 2019.4

I am using a VirtualBox on Windows to access QIIME 2. I started having trouble when I updated to QIIME 2 v2019.1. Mostly, it was dealing with compatibility issues when I would use one version to perform a step and then I couldn’t use the other version to perform the next step.

Then I was trying to export files. I downloaded “biom” to transform files. Somehow in the process, I accidentally deleted “qiime taxonomy” from QIIME 2 v2019.1 and created a new “env” by following a list of codes on the internet and set it as default. So I have been using:

source activate /home/qiime2/miniconda/envs/qiime2-2018.6
source activate /home/qiime2/miniconda/envs/qiime2-2019.1

to jump around between different env. I deleted the other env, but I don’t know if that helped or broke things more. That was just for background.

The problem is that I cannot access anything that requires “qiime taxonomy” so I wanted to download the new qiime env so I could access all the features. However, I am getting the error message below:

conda env create -n qiime2-2019.4 --file qiime2-2019.4-py36-linux-conda.yml
Collecting package metadata: done
Solving environment: failed


I saw a post where you wanted the “conda -info” to help another person out so I will provide that below.

conda info

 active environment : qiime2-2018.6
active env location : /home/qiime2/miniconda/envs/qiime2-2018.6
        shell level : 1
   user config file : /home/qiime2/.condarc

populated config files : /home/qiime2/.condarc
conda version : 4.6.14
conda-build version : not installed
python version :
base environment : /home/qiime2/miniconda (writable)
channel URLs :
package cache : /home/qiime2/miniconda/pkgs
envs directories : /home/qiime2/miniconda/envs
platform : linux-64
user-agent : conda/4.6.14 requests/2.18.4 CPython/3.6.7 Linux/4.15.0-46-generic ubuntu/18.04.2 glibc/2.27
UID:GID : 1001:1002
netrc file : None
offline mode : False

Please let me know if there is anything I can do, because I am honestly stuck at this point. Thank you for your help.

Please check this post: "Solving environment: failed" error

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