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This package allows one to use conda as a binary provider for Julia. While other binary providers like Hombrew.jl, AptGet or WinRPM.jl are platform-specific, Conda.jl is a cross-platform alternative. It can also be used without administrator rights, in contrast to the current Linux-based providers.

As such, Conda.jl primary audience is Julia packages developers who have a dependency on some native library.

conda is a package manager which started as the binary package manager for the Anaconda Python distribution, but it also provides arbitrary packages. Instead of the full Anaconda distribution, Conda.jl uses the miniconda Python environment, which only includes conda and its dependencies.

Conda.jl is NOT an alternative Julia package manager, nor a way to manage Python installations. It will not use any pre-existing Anaconda or Python installation on your machine.

Basic functionality

You can install this package by running Pkg.add("Conda") at the Julia prompt.

Basic package managing utilities are provided in the Conda module:

  • Conda.add(package): install a package;
  • Conda.rm(package): remove (uninstall) a package;
  • Conda.update(): update all installed packages to the latest version;
  • Conda.list(): list all installed packages.
  • Conda.add_channel(channel): add a channel to the list of channels;
  • Conda.channels(): get the current list of channels;
  • Conda.rm_channel(channel): remove a channel from the list of channels;

BinDeps integration: using Conda.jl as a package author

Conda.jl can be used as a Provider for BinDeps with the Conda.Manager type. You first need to write a conda recipe, and upload the corresponding build to binstar. Then, add Conda in your REQUIRE file, and add the following to your deps/build.jl file:

using BinDeps
netcdf = library_dependency("netcdf", aliases = ["libnetcdf","libnetcdf4"])


using Conda
provides(Conda.Manager, "libnetcdf", netcdf)

If your dependency is available in another channel than the default one, you should register that channel.

using Conda
provides(Conda.Manager, "libnetcdf", netcdf)

If the binary dependency is only available for some OS, give this information to BinDeps:

provides(Conda.Manager, "libnetcdf", netcdf, os=:Linux)

Bugs and suggestions

Conda have been tested on Linux, OS X, and Windows. It should work on all these platforms.

Please report any bug or suggestion as an issue


The Conda.jl package is licensed under the MIT Expat license, and is copyrighted by Guillaume Fraux and contributors.

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