Cross platform (“Noarch”) package support in Anaconda repository

As of Anaconda repository version 2.6.0, your Anaconda repository instance can support conda ‘noarch’ packages.

What Are Noarch packages?

The conda build system allows you to specify “no architecture” when building a package, thus making it compatible with all platforms and architectures. Noarch packages from your Anaconda repository instance can be downloaded and installed on any platform.

How to Build Noarch packages

To specify a noarch build, simply add the following to the ‘build’ section of your conda recipe’s meta.yaml file:

build:
        noarch_python: True

Additional examples can be found in the conda-recipes repository on github.

Uploading Noarch packages

Noarch packages can be uploaded to Anaconda repository in the same manner as any other package:

anaconda upload babel

Noarch packages are identified on Anaconda repository by a cross-platform icon:

../../_images/noarch_example.png