Anaconda (installer)

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Anaconda installation summary screen in Fedora 19.png
Anaconda's installation screen for Fedora 19
Developer(s) Anaconda Team
Initial release 1999; 17 years ago (1999)
Development status Active
Written in Python and C
Operating system Linux
Available in Multilingual
Type Installer
License GPL (Free software)
Anaconda text mode
Anaconda installing CentOS 7 in text mode

Anaconda is the installer for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Linux, Scientific Linux, CentOS and Fedora.


Anaconda offers a text-mode and GUI mode, so users can install on a wide range of systems. It is designed to be easily portable and supports a wide range of hardware platforms (IA-32, Itanium, DEC Alpha, IBM ESA/390, PowerPC, ARMv8). It supports installing from local storage devices like CD-ROM drives and harddisks as well as from network resources via FTP, HTTP, or NFS. Installations can be automated with the use of a kickstart file, that automatically configures the installation, allowing users to run it with minimal supervision. Before beginning installation of the OS , installer checks the hardware requirement and all the resources of that system. If requirements satisfies , then begins the installation process.


It is mainly written in Python with some modules written in C. It has a graphical frontend that is based on GTK+ 3/PyGObject and designed with the Glade Interface Designer. Anaconda also has a custom text frontend with support for computers with line printer like terminals, such as the IBM ESA/390 mainframes.

Availability and usage[edit]

It is available as free software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Anaconda installer is used by RHEL, Fedora and a number of other projects.[1]


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