Update conda in base environment

The latest version of conda on conda-forge is 23.7.4. My base environment has conda 23.5.0 (python 3.9.13). When I execute conda update -n base -c conda-forge conda, why does it say “All requested packages already installed”? Thanks.

You presumably have other packages (maybe mamba or boa or something like that) that prevent conda from being updated to the latest version because they have an upper bound on conda version. That would be my hunch. I have found that installing boa causes conda to be downgraded, for example.

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Check out my comment on this issue:

Some have found that this works. In your case, you just need to substitute “defaults” with “conda-forge”.

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