I have two questions:
How can I add an Ubuntu repository as a Conda channel so I can install packages as I might with
sudo apt install <package>?
Is this an erroneous way of approaching Conda?
I'm new to Conda and I'm trying to understand some best practices surrounding Conda environments and channels. I don't exactly have a use case, this is just for my curiosity and I recognize that installing packages in this way (i.e. from an Ubuntu repository) may be foolish or unnecessary.
As an example, I've tried installing
ispell in a Conda environment:
$ conda install --channel http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/xenial/universe/ ispell Collecting package metadata: failed UnavailableInvalidChannel: The channel is not accessible or is invalid. channel name: ubuntu/dists/xenial/universe channel url: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/xenial/universe error code: 404 You will need to adjust your conda configuration to proceed. Use `conda config --show channels` to view your configuration's current state, and use `conda config --show-sources` to view config file locations.
Since http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/xenial/universe is accessible in a browser, I don't understand why error code 404 is returned. I suppose this should have an easy solution and I'm just providing a wrong channel link.