Read the Docs supports Conda as an environment management tool, along with Virtualenv. Conda support is useful for people who depend on C libraries, and need them installed when building their documentation.
This work was funded by Clinical Graphics – many thanks for their support of Open Source.
This Conda environment will also have Sphinx and other build time dependencies installed. It will use the same order of operations that we support currently:
Environment Creation (
conda env create)
Dependency Installation (Sphinx)
If you are running a custom installation of Read the Docs,
you will need the
conda executable installed somewhere on your
Because of the way
we can’t safely install it as a normal dependency into the normal Python virtualenv.
Installing conda into a virtualenv will override the
making it so you can’t properly activate that virtualenv anymore.