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How To Install Kubernetes on Manjaro

Install Kubernetes on Manjaro

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kubernetes on Manjaro. Kubernetes, often abbreviated as K8s, is a powerful open-source platform designed to automate deploying, scaling, and managing containerized applications. As the digital world continues to evolve, Kubernetes has become a cornerstone in the realm of DevOps, offering a solution to the challenges of managing complex, distributed systems.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Kubernetes on a Manjaro Linux.


  • A server or desktop running one of the following operating systems: Manjaro, and other Arch-based distributions.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A stable internet connection is crucial for downloading and installing packages. Verify your connection before proceeding.
  • Access to a Manjaro Linux system with a non-root sudo user or root user.

Install Kubernetes on Manjaro

Step 1. Keeping your system updated is a best practice in system administration. It ensures that all software, including security patches, is up-to-date. Open your terminal and run the following command:

sudo pacman -Syu
sudo pacman -S base-devel

Step 2. Installing Snapd.

Snapd is a service that enables developers to package their applications in a universal format for distribution across multiple Linux distributions. It simplifies the installation and management of software. To install Snapd on Manjaro, use the following command:

sudo pacman -S snapd

Once Snapd is installed, enable the Snapd socket to ensure that it starts automatically during system boot. Use the following command:

sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Classic snaps are snaps that do not use confinement, allowing access to system resources. Enable classic snap support by creating a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

Step 3. Installing kubectl on Manjaro.

Kubectl is a command-line tool for controlling Kubernetes clusters. It’s the primary way developers interact with Kubernetes. Install kubectl using Snap:

sudo snap install kubectl --classic

Step 4. Install Kubernetes Worker

The Kubernetes worker hosts the pods that constitute the application workload. Install the Kubernetes worker using Snap:

sudo snap install microk8s --classic

After the installation, verify that both kubectl and the Kubernetes worker are correctly installed and accessible. Check their versions using the following commands:

kubectl version
microk8s status

If both commands return version information and status, congratulations! You have successfully installed Kubernetes on Manjaro Linux.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kubernetes. Thanks for using this tutorial to install the latest version of Kubernetes on the Manjaro system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Kubernetes website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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