How to install Terraform on Ubuntu 18

In this article, i will take you through the steps to install terraform on Ubuntu 18. Terraform is an open-source infrastructure as code software tool created by HashiCorp. It enables users to define and provision a datacenter infrastructure using a high-level configuration language known as Hashicorp Configuration Language, or optionally JSON.

Install Terraform on Ubuntu

Prerequisite

Before going through the steps to install terraform on ubuntu make sure you have wget and unzip tool installed in your system. If it is not there, use below command to download it from repository.

root@ubuntu:~#apt-get install wget unzip

How to install Terraform on Ubuntu 18 1

Step 1: Update the System

First you need to update the system using apt-get update command.

root@ubuntu:~# apt-get update
Hit:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease
Hit:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ansible/ansible/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease
Reading package lists... Done

Step 2: Download Terraform Package

Once system is updated, you need to download the latest terraform package using wget.

root@ubuntu:~# wget https://releases.hashicorp.com/terraform/0.12.17/terraform_0.12.17_linux_amd64.zip
--2019-12-09 02:51:22-- https://releases.hashicorp.com/terraform/0.12.17/terraform_0.12.17_linux_amd64.zip
Resolving releases.hashicorp.com (releases.hashicorp.com)... 151.101.157.183, 2a04:4e42:25::439
Connecting to releases.hashicorp.com (releases.hashicorp.com)|151.101.157.183|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 16494567 (16M) [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘terraform_0.12.17_linux_amd64.zip’

terraform_0.12.17_linux_amd64.zip 100%[=====================================================================================>] 15.73M 6.85MB/s in 2.3s

2019-12-09 02:51:24 (6.85 MB/s) - ‘terraform_0.12.17_linux_amd64.zip’ saved [16494567/16494567]

Step 3: Unzip the File

Once the file is downloaded, unzip the terraform package into /usr/local/bin.

root@ubuntu:~# unzip terraform_0.12.17_linux_amd64.zip -d /usr/local/bin/
Archive: terraform_0.12.17_linux_amd64.zip
inflating: /usr/local/bin/terraform

Step 4: Check if it is installed or not

After successfully installing the package, check the Terraform version.

root@ubuntu:/usr/local/bin# terraform -v
Terraform v0.12.17

Congratulations!!!! You have successfully installed Terraform on Ubuntu.

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Also Read: How to install Docker on CentOS 7

Reference: Terraform Documentation

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