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install anaconda (4)

Given a situation like the following,

> conda update -c intel --all
Collecting package metadata: done
Solving environment: |
The environment is inconsistent, please check the package plan carefully
The following packages are causing the inconsistency:

  - intel/win-64::ipython==6.3.1=py36_3
  - intel/win-64::prompt_toolkit==1.0.15=py36_2
done

As mentioned in other answers, the idea is to have some sort of re- install ation to occur for the inconsistent packages.

Thus, with a few copy-&-paste's, you could:

> conda install intel/win-64::ipython==6.3.1=py36_3
Collecting package metadata: done
Solving environment: /
The environment is inconsistent, please check the package plan carefully
The following packages are causing the inconsistency:

  - intel/win-64::ipython==6.3.1=py36_3
  - intel/win-64::prompt_toolkit==1.0.15=py36_2
done

## Package Plan ##

  environment location: c:\conda

  added / updated specs:
    - ipython


The following NEW packages will be INSTALLED:

  jedi               intel/win-64::jedi-0.12.0-py36_2
  parso              intel/win-64::parso-0.2.0-py36_2
  pygments           intel/win-64::pygments-2.2.0-py36_5
  wcwidth            intel/win-64::wcwidth-0.1.7-py36_6


Proceed ([y]/n)? y

Preparing transaction: done
Verifying transaction: done
Executing transaction: done

(and you would have to repeat for all the packages)

My “Shortcut”

Alternatively, cook up an (ugly) one-liner (this should work for Windows as well as other platforms)

Note : by "ORIGINAL_COMMAND", I'm referring to any command that gives you the error message (without any other side-effects, ideally)

<ORIGINAL_COMMAND> 2>&1 | python -c "import sys,re,conda.cli; conda.cli.main('conda','install','-y',*re.findall(r'^\s*-\s*(\S+)$',sys.stdin.read(),re.MULTILINE))"

Expanding the above one-liner:

from re import findall, MULTILINE
from sys import stdin
from conda.cli import main

main(
    "conda", "install", "-y",
    "--force",  # Maybe add a '--force'/'--force-reinstall' (I didn't add it for the one-liner above)
    *findall(r"^\s*-\s*(\S+)$", stdin.read(), MULTILINE)  # Here are the offenders
)

I tried to update or install new packages from anaconda and lately, this message has appeared:

The environment is inconsistent, please check the package plan carefully
The following package are causing the inconsistency:

   - defaults/win-32::anaconda==5.3.1=py37_0

done

I tried with conda clean --all and then conda update --all but it persists.

Conda Info

active environment : base
    active env location : C:\Users\NAME\Continuum
            shell level : 1
       user config file : C:\Users\NAME\.condarc
 populated config files : C:\Users\NAME\.condarc
          conda version : 4.6.11
    conda-build version : 3.17.7
         python version : 3.7.3.final.0
       base environment : C:\Users\NAME\Continuum  (writable)
           channel URLs : https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/main/win-32
                          https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/main/noarch
                          https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/free/win-32
                          https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/free/noarch
                          https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/r/win-32
                          https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/r/noarch
                          https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/msys2/win-32
                          https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/msys2/noarch
          package cache : C:\Users\NAME\Continuum\pkgs
                          C:\Users\NAME\.conda\pkgs
                          C:\Users\NAME\AppData\Local\conda\conda\pkgs
       envs directories : C:\Users\NAME\Continuum\envs
                          C:\Users\NAME\.conda\envs
                          C:\Users\NAME\AppData\Local\conda\conda\envs
               platform : win-32
             user-agent : conda/4.6.11 requests/2.21.0 CPython/3.7.3 Windows/10 Windows/10.0.17763
          administrator : False
             netrc file : None
           offline mode : False

Had this same problem and none of the other solutions worked for me. Ended up having to uninstall and reinstall conda, then reinstall all of my libraries.


The command conda install -c anaconda anaconda did the trick for me. For my setup, I need to specify the channel otherwise it would not work. After running the command in the terminal, I was prompted to update a list of packages that was found to be inconsistent. Without this step, I was not able to install or update any packages with conda install <package_name> or conda update <package_name respectively.


The inconsistencies are caused due to different versions of the pacakages, and their clashing dependencies.

conda update --all

This command updates all the packages, and then conda solves the inconsistency on its own.







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