Need help installing on a Windows PC

Hi,
I guess I might have a similar problem using Windows 10 and miniconda3. When I try to create the environment as recommended in the qiime2 installation guide (conda env create -n qiime2-2021.8 --file qiime2-2021.8-py38-linux-conda.yml) I get the following message:

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

ResolvePackageNotFound:

  • fasttree=2.1.10
  • bioconductor-xvector=0.30.0
  • libstdcxx-ng=11.1.0
  • entrez-direct=15.6
  • bioconductor-genomicalignments=1.26.0
  • perl-pathtools=3.75
  • ncurses=6.2
  • unifrac=0.20.2
  • ld_impl_linux-64=2.36.1
  • q2-cutadapt=2021.8.0
  • q2-deblur=2021.8.0
  • binutils_linux-64=2.36
  • gcc_impl_linux-64=9.4.0
  • bioconductor-genomicranges=1.42.0
  • blast=2.12.0
  • dbus=1.13.6
  • vsearch=2.7.0
  • sepp=4.3.10
  • dnaio=0.5.2
  • perl-compress-raw-bzip2=2.087
  • perl-json-xs=2.34
  • perl-io-compress=2.087
  • bioconductor-iranges=2.24.1
  • libgcc=7.2.0
  • q2-phylogeny=2021.8.0
  • alsa-lib=1.2.3
  • mafft=7.487
  • q2-dada2=2021.8.0
  • perl-json=4.02
  • q2galaxy=2021.8.0
  • q2-types=2021.8.0
  • hdmedians=0.14.2
  • bioconductor-shortread=1.48.0
  • libedit=3.1.20191231
  • libgfortran5=11.1.0
  • perl-list-moreutils-xs=0.428
  • nspr=4.30
  • hmmer=3.1b2
  • q2templates=2021.8.0
  • libgomp=11.1.0
  • gcc_linux-64=9.4.0
  • emperor=1.0.3
  • perl-compress-raw-zlib=2.087
  • q2cli=2021.8.0
  • q2-gneiss=2021.8.0
  • perl-carp=1.38
  • libuuid=2.32.1
  • perl-list-moreutils=0.428
  • libsanitizer=9.4.0
  • q2-alignment=2021.8.0
  • q2-longitudinal=2021.8.0
  • perl-common-sense=3.74
  • sed=4.8
  • readline=8.1
  • q2-vsearch=2021.8.0
  • bioconductor-delayedarray=0.16.3
  • libstdcxx-devel_linux-64=9.4.0
  • bioconductor-biocparallel=1.24.1
  • gxx_impl_linux-64=9.4.0
  • bioconductor-s4vectors=0.28.1
  • libgcc-devel_linux-64=9.4.0
  • bioconductor-biobase=2.50.0
  • q2-mystery-stew=2021.8.0
  • libgfortran-ng=11.1.0
  • q2-fragment-insertion=2021.8.0
  • q2-feature-classifier=2021.8.0
  • bioconductor-rhtslib=1.22.0
  • q2-quality-filter=2021.8.0
  • q2-emperor=2021.8.0
  • samtools=1.13
  • q2-diversity=2021.8.0
  • q2-quality-control=2021.8.0
  • perl-exporter-tiny=1.002001
  • binutils_impl_linux-64=2.36.1
  • bioconductor-biostrings=2.58.0
  • q2-feature-table=2021.8.0
  • gfortran_linux-64=9.4.0
  • libnghttp2=1.43.0
  • iqtree=2.1.4_beta
  • q2-diversity-lib=2021.8.0
  • htslib=1.13
  • libev=4.33
  • perl-io-zlib=1.10
  • sortmerna=2.0
  • cutadapt=3.4
  • libxkbcommon=1.0.3
  • q2-composition=2021.8.0
  • tktable=2.10
  • scikit-bio=0.5.6
  • bowtie2=2.4.2
  • perl-archive-tar=2.32
  • nss=3.69
  • q2-sample-classifier=2021.8.0
  • bioconductor-zlibbioc=1.36.0
  • libgcc-ng=11.1.0
  • qiime2=2021.8.0
  • q2-demux=2021.8.0
  • perl-scalar-list-utils=1.52
  • gxx_linux-64=9.4.0
  • bioconductor-dada2=1.18.0
  • q2-taxa=2021.8.0
  • gfortran_impl_linux-64=9.4.0
  • bioconductor-rsamtools=2.6.0
  • perl-types-serialiser=1.0
  • raxml=8.2.12
  • _openmp_mutex=4.5
  • q2-metadata=2021.8.0

Could you please help me to solve this issue on my Windows PC?

Hi @Lisa, I moved this post over to its own thread since the answer here is quite a bit different than the post you originally replied to.

It sounds like you aren't using WSL - is that the case? We don't support native Windows installations, you have to use a tool like WSL, more details are here: Installing QIIME 2 using WSL — QIIME 2 2021.8.0 documentation

Thank you for your fast reply and sorry for posting it in the wrong thread. You're right, but when I try to use WSL I get the following error, although my internet connection is fine, which is why I've tried to do it differently:
Collecting package metadata (repodata.json): failed

CondaHTTPError: HTTP 000 CONNECTION FAILED for url https://conda.anaconda.org/qiime2/label/r2021.8/linux-64/repodata.json
Elapsed: -

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.
'https://conda.anaconda.org/qiime2/label/r2021.8/linux-64'

Thank you for helping me!

Hi @Lisa,

@thermokarst will be out of office for the rest of the week - he'll get back to you sometime next week!

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@lizgehret thank you for the information, looking forward to hearing from him.

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After what felt like 100 tries, I've finally managed to install qiime2 using wsl ( Ubuntu 20.04). I used the following commands (https://github.com/conda/conda/issues/9746):
wget https://repo.anaconda.com/miniconda/Miniconda3-4.7.12.1-Linux-x86_64.sh
and bash Miniconda3-4.7.12.1-Linux-x86_64.sh
Seems like I needed a previous conda release...

Thank you for your help! :slight_smile:

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Great, thanks for letting us know! Happy QIIMEing!