Failed to create qiime2 environment

I newly installed Miniconda in my Mac Air with M1 chip, and failed to create qiime2 environment by all means.

I tried to remove the "qiime2-2021.8-py38-osx-conda.yml" file and clean up the conda. The error was still reported as below:

Collecting package metadata (repodata.json): done
Solving environment: failed

ResolvePackageNotFound:

  • mafft=7.487
  • q2galaxy=2021.8.0
  • fasttree=2.1.10
  • perl-types-serialiser=1.0
  • bioconductor-biostrings=2.58.0
  • libgfortran5=9.3.0
  • q2-diversity=2021.8.0
  • q2-quality-filter=2021.8.0
  • perl-compress-raw-bzip2=2.087
  • scikit-bio=0.5.6
  • bioconductor-iranges=2.24.1
  • bioconductor-zlibbioc=1.36.0
  • sortmerna=2.0
  • bioconductor-genomicalignments=1.26.0
  • q2-phylogeny=2021.8.0
  • q2-diversity-lib=2021.8.0
  • q2-vsearch=2021.8.0
  • q2-cutadapt=2021.8.0
  • sepp=4.3.10
  • perl-pathtools=3.75
  • gfortran_impl_osx-64=9.3.0
  • perl-json=4.02
  • emperor=1.0.3
  • bowtie2=2.4.2
  • perl-common-sense=3.74
  • q2-metadata=2021.8.0
  • python-isal=0.11.1
  • entrez-direct=15.6
  • q2cli=2021.8.0
  • q2-emperor=2021.8.0
  • perl-json-xs=2.34
  • samtools=1.13
  • xopen=1.1.0
  • r-rcurl=1.98_1.4
  • perl-io-zlib=1.10
  • bioconductor-shortread=1.48.0
  • unifrac=0.20.2
  • bioconductor-rhtslib=1.22.0
  • bioconductor-biocparallel=1.24.1
  • perl=5.26.2
  • q2-quality-control=2021.8.0
  • libgcc=4.8.5
  • perl-archive-tar=2.32
  • q2-dada2=2021.8.0
  • q2-types=2021.8.0
  • r-jpeg=0.1_8.1
  • blast=2.12.0
  • dnaio=0.5.2
  • q2-feature-classifier=2021.8.0
  • bioconductor-xvector=0.30.0
  • biom-format=2.1.10
  • raxml=8.2.12
  • q2-taxa=2021.8.0
  • q2templates=2021.8.0
  • perl-list-moreutils=0.428
  • bioconductor-delayedarray=0.16.3
  • bioconductor-s4vectors=0.28.1
  • q2-alignment=2021.8.0
  • iqtree=2.1.4_beta
  • hmmer=3.1b2
  • bioconductor-dada2=1.18.0
  • bioconductor-biobase=2.50.0
  • perl-compress-raw-zlib=2.087
  • q2-sample-classifier=2021.8.0
  • r-rcppparallel=5.1.4
  • q2-fragment-insertion=2021.8.0
  • pandoc=2.14.2
  • q2-gneiss=2021.8.0
  • r-matrixstats=0.60.1
  • r-bitops=1.0_7
  • r-vegan=2.5_7
  • htslib=1.13
  • qiime2=2021.8.0
  • isa-l=2.30.0
  • perl-io-compress=2.087
  • q2-feature-table=2021.8.0
  • vsearch=2.7.0
  • q2-longitudinal=2021.8.0
  • gfortran_osx-64=9.3.0
  • cutadapt=3.4
  • q2-mystery-stew=2021.8.0
  • perl-list-moreutils-xs=0.428
  • perl-exporter-tiny=1.002001
  • perl-scalar-list-utils=1.52
  • q2-deblur=2021.8.0
  • q2-composition=2021.8.0
  • cctools_osx-64=973.0.1
  • bioconductor-rsamtools=2.6.0
  • bioconductor-genomicranges=1.42.0
  • q2-demux=2021.8.0

Hi @Haze!

Ah, this is the issue - we don't support this architecture (because many of our dependencies don't support it - you can see them all listed out in that long list of package names). I think there is a way to install miniconda through Apple's Rosetta 2, although I'm not sure how (and I don't have an M1 mac to test it on). Please let us know what you find!

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