How To Install Terraform on Fedora 35/34/33/32/31

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This guide will help you to Install Terraform on Fedora 35/34/33/32/31. Terraform is a cloud-agnostic Infrastructure automation tool used to manage cloud and on-premise resources. Terraform can build, change, and version infrastructure deployed on popular service providers.

With Terraform you can manage Cloud Compute, Networking, Load Balancers, DNS and so on using simple Declarative Programming Language. See the complete list of Terraform Providers.

There are two methods from which we can install terraform on Fedora35/34/33/32/31. We will cover terraform installation on our Fedora system from YUM repository and manual installation.

Method 1: Install Terraform from YUM repository

Terraform development team provides package repositories for RedHat Enterprise Linux based Linux distributions such as Fedora, CentOS, Rocky Linux and Amazon Linux systems.

Add HashiCorp repository to your system by running the following commands:

sudo dnf install -y dnf-plugins-core
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://rpm.releases.hashicorp.com/fedora/hashicorp.repo

Confirm that the repo was added successfully to the system:

$ sudo dnf repolist
repo id                                                                                   repo name
fedora                                                                                    Fedora 35 - x86_64
fedora-cisco-openh264                                                                     Fedora 35 openh264 (From Cisco) - x86_64
fedora-modular                                                                            Fedora Modular 35 - x86_64
hashicorp                                                                                 Hashicorp Stable - x86_64
updates                                                                                   Fedora 35 - x86_64 - Updates
updates-modular                                                                           Fedora Modular 35 - x86_64 - Updates

Finally install terraform package on Fedora 35/34/33/32/31/30 Linux system:

sudo dnf install terraform

Review dependency tree and proceed with the installation:

Dependencies resolved.
======================================================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                        Architecture                                Version                                              Repository                                      Size
======================================================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 terraform                                      x86_64                                      1.0.11-1                                             hashicorp                                       12 M
Installing dependencies:
 openssl                                        x86_64                                      1:1.1.1l-2.fc35                                      fedora                                         659 k

Transaction Summary
======================================================================================================================================================================================================
Install  2 Packages

Total download size: 13 M
Installed size: 57 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

Validate successful installation of Terraform on Fedora by checking the verison:

$ terraform --version
Terraform v1.0.11
on linux_amd64

Method 2: Manual installation of Terraform on Fedora

Terraform primary distribution method is a .zip archive which contains single executable file that you can extract and run on your system. You can check the latest release on Terraform releases page before downloading below.

Install wget and curl tools on your Fedora:

sudo dnf install wget curl

Then download the latest release of Terraform in .zip archive format.

TER_VER=`curl -s https://api.github.com/repos/hashicorp/terraform/releases/latest | grep tag_name | cut -d: -f2 | tr -d \"\,\v | awk '$1=$1;1'`
wget https://releases.hashicorp.com/terraform/$TER_VER/terraform_$TER_VER_linux_amd64.zip

After the download, extract the archive:

$ unzip terraform_$TER_VER_linux_amd64.zip
Archive:  terraform_xxxx_linux_amd64.zip
  inflating: terraform

Move terraform binary to /usr/local/bin directory:

sudo mv terraform /usr/local/bin/

This will make the tool accessible to all user accounts.

$ which terraform
/usr/local/bin/terraform

Confirm the version installed

$ terraform --version
Terraform v1.0.11
on linux_amd64

Verify that the tool works:

$ terraform
Usage: terraform [global options]  [args]

The available commands for execution are listed below.
The primary workflow commands are given first, followed by
less common or more advanced commands.

Main commands:
  init          Prepare your working directory for other commands
  validate      Check whether the configuration is valid
  plan          Show changes required by the current configuration
  apply         Create or update infrastructure
  destroy       Destroy previously-created infrastructure

All other commands:
  console       Try Terraform expressions at an interactive command prompt
  fmt           Reformat your configuration in the standard style
  force-unlock  Release a stuck lock on the current workspace
  get           Install or upgrade remote Terraform modules
  graph         Generate a Graphviz graph of the steps in an operation
  import        Associate existing infrastructure with a Terraform resource
  login         Obtain and save credentials for a remote host
  logout        Remove locally-stored credentials for a remote host
  output        Show output values from your root module
  providers     Show the providers required for this configuration
  refresh       Update the state to match remote systems
  show          Show the current state or a saved plan
  state         Advanced state management
  taint         Mark a resource instance as not fully functional
  test          Experimental support for module integration testing
  untaint       Remove the 'tainted' state from a resource instance
  version       Show the current Terraform version
  workspace     Workspace management

Global options (use these before the subcommand, if any):
  -chdir=DIR    Switch to a different working directory before executing the
                given subcommand.
  -help         Show this help output, or the help for a specified subcommand.
  -version      An alias for the "version" subcommand.

Next Steps

Now that you have Terraform installed, it is time to build infrastructure using a minimal Terraform configuration file. Terraform Use Cases is an interesting page to read.

Other installation guides:

For Ubuntu use:

Windows guys can follow Install and Use Terraform on Windows / Windows Server

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