This guide will walk you through the steps to install Terraform on Ubuntu / Debian / CentOS / Fedora / Arch Linux system. Terraform is a cloud-agnostic Infrastructure automation tool used to manage cloud and on-premise resources. With it you can build, change, and version infrastructure deployed on popular service providers.
Before downloading terraform we need to install wget and curl tools
# Debian / Ubuntu systems sudo apt update sudo apt install wget curl unzip # RHEL based systems sudo yum install curl wget unzip
How to Install Terraform on Linux
Terraform is distributed as a tarball on Github. Check the latest release on Terraform releases page before downloading below.
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
Once the archive is downloaded, extract and move terraform binary file to the /usr/local/bin directory.
$ unzip terraform_$TER_VER_linux_amd64.zip Archive: terraform_xxx_linux_amd64.zip inflating: terraform $ sudo mv terraform /usr/local/bin/
This will make the tool accessible to all user accounts.
$ which terraform /usr/local/bin/terraform
Check the version of Terraform installed
$ terraform --version Terraform v1.2.3 on linux_amd64
To update Terraform on Linux, download the latest release and use the same process to extract and move binary file to location in your PATH.