I am having some challenges getting Qiime2 running in WSL. I have installed WSL, and installed miniconda3 within WSL. Where I am getting stuck is at the point of update conda - I consistently get the error:
[email protected]:~$ conda update conda
Collecting package metadata (current_repodata.json): failed
CondaHTTPError: HTTP 000 CONNECTION FAILED for url https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/main/linux-64/current_repodata.json
An HTTP error occurred when trying to retrieve this URL.
HTTP errors are often intermittent, and a simple retry will get you on your way.
If your current network has https://www.anaconda.com blocked, please file
a support request with your network engineering team.
What I have tested so far:
*Basic bash commands work as expected in WSL (ls, head, mkdir, etc.)
*Conda exists and WSL can find it:
[email protected]:~$ conda --version
*WSL seems to be able to access the internet
[email protected]:~$ ping 188.8.131.52 PING 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=278 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=357 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=369 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=4 ttl=55 time=288 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=5 ttl=55 time=311 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=6 ttl=55 time=334 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=7 ttl=55 time=292 ms ^C --- 22.214.171.124 ping statistics --- 7 packets transmitted, 7 received, 0% packet loss, time 6006ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 277.793/318.287/368.772/32.838 ms
*The problem is persistent over time (tried several times over the last 15 hrs)
*skipping update and jumping straight to install wget leads to the same error
*logging on to my work VPN doesn't solve it, so unlikely to be a network specific problem, or related to location (work VPN is in Europe, "normal" wifi connection is in Australia)
*Using my web browser (not in the WSL) I seem to have no problems accessing the Anacondas website, so it seems unlikely the site is somehow blocked by our internet service.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!