Anaconda (installer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 МТ
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 are satisfied, 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]


See also[edit]


External links[edit]