QIIME 2 Installation Troubleshooting


I am trying to install QIIME 2 locally using the following steps in command line:

wget https://data.qiime2.org/distro/core/qiime2-2018.2-py35-linux-conda.yml

conda env create -n qiime2-2018.2 --file qiime2-2018.2-py35-linux-conda.yml

rm qiime2-2018.2-py35-linux-conda.yml

When I enter the second command I get the following error message:

conda env create -n qiime2-2018.2 --file qiime2-2018.2-py35-linux-conda.yml
Solving environment: failed


  • libgcc=7.2.0
  • libstdcxx-ng=7.2.0
  • gst-plugins-base=1.8.0
  • libgfortran-ng=7.2.0
  • libgcc-ng=7.2.0
  • gstreamer=1.8.0

Any help troubleshooting would be much appreciated.


Hi @burkerta,
See this topic. Did you download the wrong environment file? If you are using a linux machine, please confirm and post the full error message.

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Also, that is a pretty old release, any reason why you need 2018.2? As well, 2018.11 should be coming out some time today…

Thank you! I use a Mac and I was trying to get it to work with the linux command. That solved the issue!

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