Hi, I have run into conda updating problems on several machines. I receive this error (I am using Ubuntu Linux LTS 22.04 on all of them):
RemoveError: ‘setuptools’ is a dependency of conda and cannot be removed from
conda’s operating environment.
While researching this I came across the SO discussion
python - RemoveError: 'setuptools' is a dependency of conda and cannot be removed from conda's operating environment - Stack Overflow .
Still, after uninstalling setuptools and attempting to re-install, I get back the RemoveError.
Is there a way to fix this without uninstalling miniconda and reinstalling it? If that is needed, what backups are needed?