Unable to upgrade Conda and install packages using Conda

In my windows10 environment I am unable to upgrade conda using following command

conda update conda

My anaconda and python version

(base) C:\Users\naseer>conda --version
conda 4.5.3

(base) C:\Users\naseer>python --version
Python 3.6.4 :: Anaconda, Inc.

following is my error log

(base) C:\Users\naseer>conda update conda Solving environment: failed

'>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Error Report>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

$ C:\Users\naseer\Anaconda3\Scripts\conda update conda

environment variables: CCHZPATH=C:\CTEX\CTeX\cct\fonts CCPKPATH=C:\CTEX\CTeX\fonts\pk\modeless\cct\dpi$d CIO_TEST= CONDA_DEFAULT_ENV=base CONDA_EXE=C:\Users\naseer\Anaconda3\Scripts\conda.exe CONDA_PREFIX=C:\Users\naseer\Anaconda3 CONDA_PROMPT_MODIFIER=(base) CONDA_PYTHON_EXE=C:\Users\naseer\Anaconda3\python.exe CONDA_ROOT=C:\Users\naseer\Anaconda3 CONDA_SHLVL=1 GTK_BASEPATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\GtkSharp\2.12\ HOMEPATH=\Users\naseer INTELOCLPATH=C:\Intel\OpenCL\sdk\bin\x64;C:\Intel\OpenCL\sdk\bin\x86 MIC_LD_LIBRARY_PATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intel\Shared Libraries\compiler\lib\intel64_win_mic PATH=C:\Users\naseer\Anaconda3;C:\Users\naseer\Anaconda3\Library\mingw-w64\ bin;C:\Users\naseer\Anaconda3\Library\usr\bin;C:\Users\naseer\Anaconda 3\Library\bin;C:\Users\naseer\Anaconda3\Scripts;C:\Users\naseer\Anacon da3\bin;C:\Program Files (x86)\IntelSWTools\compilers_and_libraries_20 18.0.124\windows\mpi\intel64\bin;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intel\Shared Libraries\redist\intel64_win\mpirt;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intel\Shared Libraries\redist\ia32_win\mpirt;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intel\Shared Libraries\redist\intel64_win\compiler;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intel\Shared Libraries\redist\ia32_win\compil er;C:\Intel\OpenCL\sdk\bin\x64;C:\Intel\OpenCL\sdk\bin\x86;C:\Intel\Op enCL\sdk\bin\Pin;C:\Intel\OpenCL\sdk\bin\GTPin;C:\Program Files\Microsoft MPI\Bin\;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\Sys tem32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files\dotnet\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\130\Tools\Binn\;C:\Program Files (x86)\GtkSharp\2.12\bin;C:\CTE X\UserData\miktex\bin;C:\CTEX\MiKTeX\miktex\bin;C:\CTEX\CTeX\ctex\bin; C:\CTEX\CTeX\cct\bin;C:\CTEX\CTeX\ty\bin;C:\CTEX\Ghostscript\gs9.05\bi n;C:\CTEX\GSview\gsview;C:\CTEX\WinEdt;C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2018a\runtime\win64;C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2018a\bin;C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2016b\runtime\win64;C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2016b\bin;C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2016b\polyspace\bin;C:\Program Files\Git\cmd;C:\Program Files\Microsoft VS Code\bin;C:\Users\naseer\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps; PSMODULEPATH=C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\;C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Azure\PowerShell\ResourceManager\AzureResourceManager\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Azure\PowerShell\ServiceManagement\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Azure\PowerShell\Storage\ PYTHONIOENCODING=1252 REQUESTS_CA_BUNDLE= SSL_CERT_FILE=

 active environment : base
active env location : C:\Users\naseer\Anaconda3
        shell level : 1
   user config file : C:\Users\naseer\.condarc

populated config files : C:\Users\naseer.condarc conda version : 4.5.3 conda-build version : 3.4.1 python version : 3.6.4.final.0 base environment : C:\Users\naseer\Anaconda3 (writable) channel URLs : https://conda.anaconda.org/noarch/win-64 https://conda.anaconda.org/noarch/noarch https://github.com/manuel-calzolari/sklearn-genetic.git/win-64 https://github.com/manuel-calzolari/sklearn-genetic.git/noarch https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/main/win-64 https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/main/noarch https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/free/win-64 https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/free/noarch https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/r/win-64 https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/r/noarch https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/pro/win-64 https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/pro/noarch https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/msys2/win-64 https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/msys2/noarch package cache : C:\Users\naseer\Anaconda3\pkgs C:\Users\naseer\AppData\Local\conda\conda\pkgs envs directories : C:\Users\naseer\Anaconda3\envs C:\Users\naseer\AppData\Local\conda\conda\envs C:\Users\naseer.conda\envs platform : win-64 user-agent : conda/4.5.3 requests/2.18.4 CPython/3.6.4 Windows/10 Windows/10.0.15063 administrator : False netrc file : None offline mode : False

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V CondaHTTPError: HTTP 404 NOT FOUND for url https://github.com/manuel-calzolari/sklearn-genetic.git/noarch/repodata.json Elapsed: 00:01.876498 The remote server could not find the noarch directory for the requested channel with url: https://github.com/manuel-calzolari/sklearn-genetic.git

As of conda 4.3, a valid channel must contain a noarch/repodata.json and associated noarch/repodata.json.bz2 file, even if noarch/repodata.json is empty. please request that the channel administrator create noarch/repodata.json and associated noarch/repodata.json.bz2 files. $ mkdir noarch $ echo '{}' > noarch/repodata.json $ bzip2 -k noarch/repodata.json

You will need to adjust your conda configuration to proceed. Use conda config --show channels to view your configuration's current state. Further configuration help can be found at https://conda.io/docs/config.html.

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My conda channel list

(base) C:\Users\naseer>type C:\Users\naseer\.condarc
channels:
  - https://github.com/manuel-calzolari/sklearn-genetic.git
  - defaults
report_errors: true
ssl_verify: true

My Effort so far

So reading error message it shows that as per the new conda version I need to create some specific files in a channel So I added those files using following commands (As I am not able to install any package so I could not install bzip2 also)

I first created necessary directories and files as told

(base) C:\Users\naseer>mkdir noarch

(base) C:\Users\naseer>echo '{}' > noarch/repodata.json

(base) C:\Users\naseer>echo  > noarch/repodata.json.bz2

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then I added this new channel noarch

(base) C:\Users\naseer>conda config --add channels noarch

Output from my condarc file

(base) C:\Users\naseer>type C:\Users\naseer\.condarc
channels:
  - noarch
  - https://github.com/manuel-calzolari/sklearn-genetic.git
  - defaults
report_errors: true
ssl_verify: true

Again I tried to update conda but still got the same long error?