QIIME2 install prob;em with can not get the connection with https://data.qiime2.org/distro/core/qiime2-2020.2-py36-linux-conda.yml

when I want to install the qiime2 within a conda environment, but after I enter the “wget https://data.qiime2.org/distro/core/qiime2-2020.2-py36-linux-conda.yml” command, the error showed that 正在连接 raw.githubusercontent.com (raw.githubusercontent.com)||:443… 失败:拒绝连接。
正在连接 raw.githubusercontent.com (raw.githubusercontent.com)|::|:443… 失败:拒绝连接。
. anybody know how to sole this problem? thanks a lot.

Hello @mango,

Welcome to the QIIME 2 forum! :wave:

Can you click on the link below and load the page?

If you can view the file, you could also try downloading it with the program curl

curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/qiime2/environment-files/master/2020.2/release/qiime2-2020.2-py36-linux-conda.yml > qiime2-2020.2-py36-linux-conda.yml

Let me know what you find,

I can not load the page, which you supply me. whether it because I stay in China, can not use the website from the other countires?

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That’s what I was thinking. I’m not sure how avaiable GitHub is from China…

:cn: :thinking:

Can you open the main GitHub Qiime 2 page? Maybe we can get you that file from another web page!


Thank you very much for you kind advise. Now I have installed the QIIME in my computer in the Windows system. Because I using the virtualbox instead the miniconda in the linux system.
Best wishes.

OK! I have heard Windows Subsystem for Linux works well for Qiime 2.

Where you able to access https://raw.githubusercontent.com?

Can you view this link to GitHub?


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I try to access the website https://raw.githubusercontent.com,which you supply for me. but I am sorry that I can not visit the website.
Now, I can use the QIIME in the VituralBox very well.
Thanks very much your help in the process of installing QIIME.
best wishes.

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I want to ask where I can download this,I can not find the location.

Hello @zhuyajie0913,

Welcome to the forums!

We usually have people download this file from:


(which currently redirects to
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/qiime2/environment-files/master/2020.2/release/qiime2-2020.2-py36-linux-conda.yml, but this link should not be relied on - the data.qiime2.org link above is the canonical URL)

But @mango said they were have problems accessing raw.githubusercontent.com, so I suggested viewing this file on github.com at this URL:

Can you view files at raw.githubusercontent.com? Can you view files at github.com? I’m not sure how avaiable GitHub is from within China, so I would appreciate any advice you have.

We could also post those files in this thread if you would like.


I can view this files,but I don’t know how to download them,and also don’t know next what should I do,can you give me some advice?
Best wishes!

Hi @zhuyajie0913 - please disregard @colinbrislawn’s discussion above, that was for the sake of investigating suspected firewall issues. The general installation directions for QIIME 2 can be found here:


If you have additional issues, please open a new topic on the forum. Thanks!


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