Can not update conda or anaconda navigator - M1 OS X 12.6

[How do we search posts on this forum? I am sure someone else has had this issue. There was a suggestion regarding M1 update failure on the pop-up to the right, but then it disappeared.]

I previously installed Anaconda and have the navigator app in my desktop tray. It works.

When I launch the navigator, it alerts me to upgrade: 2.1.1 to 2.3.2:
updating package on root…

  • stalls forever, progress bar cycles -

In Terminal: "conda deactivate’ then ‘conda update anaconda’ gives:

Collecting package metadata (repodata.json): done
Solving environment: failed
Solving environment: / - \ - / - .… n

dear Sean_Moore.

Thank you for your contribution to the anaconda community.

The basic cause is unknown, but it often happens when part of the package uses functions that cannot be externed.

For example, in the case of FedoraLinux, which I use, some shared libraries are written in rust, which causes problems such as not being able to link libraries written in C.

Regarding the MacOSX you are using, the number of libraries written in the Swift language has increased remarkably in recent years, and we believe that this may cause link errors.

The method to avoid this has not yet been completely elucidated, but as a realistic workaround, I think that using UbuntuLTS, Windows 10, etc. using VirtualMachine can be recommended.


Thank you for the information.

I will uninstall conda. I really enjoyed it while it worked.