config --show-sources showed me that I had two .condarc files, one in the conda root directory, and another in my home directory.
I deleted the one in my home directory.
now, when I run the install command, I get:
(base) bash-5.1# conda install -c https://conda.anaconda.org/zoss-appdev curl
Collecting package metadata (repodata.json): failed
CondaHTTPError: HTTP 000 CONNECTION FAILED for url <https://repo.anaconda.com/pk
An HTTP error occurred when trying to retrieve this URL.
HTTP errors are often intermittent, and a simple retry will get you on your way.
If your current network has https://www.anaconda.com blocked, please file
a support request with your network engineering team.
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