Searching for packages#

If you want to know if a package is available on one of your organization’s channels, you can search for it by entering the package name into the Filter field of the channel details page.

Viewing package details#

Clicking on any package in a channel will display the package details.

From here, you can view the following information:

  • All the files contained within the package

  • The package’s dependents (other packages that require this package to operate properly)

  • The package’s dependencies (other packages that this package needs to operate properly)

  • CVEs that are associated with files in the package (for business tier organizations)


    Conda automatically installs a package’s dependencies along with the package itself when that package is requested from the channel. If a dependency is not available due to an applied policy filter, you will not be able to build a working environment with the packages from the current channel.

General information about the package, such as its license type, version number, web homepage, and documentation (if available) is also available from this page.

Package signatures#

Packages in Anaconda’s repository come with a security signature: a special key value that proves that the package hasn’t been tampered with since going through Anaconda’s curation process. Files within a package that have a signature display a green check icon next to their names. The actual signature value can be viewed at the bottom of the metadata file.

Viewing package metadata#

From the package details view, click on a file’s name to display its metadata. The metadata is a .json formatted file that contains all of the information about the package file.


Click the expand icon to view the metadata in full screen.

Viewing package SBOMs#

Anaconda’s Software Bill Of Materials (SBOMs) are built in accordance with Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) specifications, version 2.2.1, which specifies the checksum hash values of software down to the individual file level.

From the package details view, click on a file’s name, then click the View SBOM link. The SBOM opens in a new tab.

Installing a package in your environment#

The package details page also provides you with a command to run if you want to install the package from this channel. Keep in mind that all the package’s dependencies will also be installed.