I swear issues like this have plagued Anaconda for years. I started totally fresh today on a Windows 11 machine, uninstalled AC, installed the most recent thing you get when you go to their homepage and click download (=2022.05). Then, if you start Spyder, it tells you a new version is available. It is smart enough to know you installed Spyder by Anaconda, so it tells you exactly what to do: “conda update anaconda” then”conda install spyder=5.3.3.”. I do this. Or did, 20 minutes ago. “conda update anaconda” is the only things I’ve done since the install that could have affected AC. That went fine, now “conda install spyder=5.3.3” And, of course solving for the environment fails, has all these issues, conda is right now scouring all my installed packages to find conflicts.
Maybe I should be brave and just post this as a bug to AC. Or find another python packager. But, when AC works it is great. Ugh.
This question is not yet answered, be the first one who answer using the comment. Later the confirmed answer will be published as the solution.