How To Install Terraform on AlmaLinux 9

Install Terraform on AlmaLinux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Terraform on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Terraform is an open-source infrastructure as a code software tool that enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve infrastructure. Terraform is built by Hashicorp and released under Mozilla Public License. It supports public, private as well as hybrid clouds, as of now Terraform supports 145 providers, which includes popular providers like AWS, Azure cloud, GCP, Oracle cloud, and many others.

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 Terraform on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
  • 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 non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Terraform on AlmaLinux 9

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Terraform on AlmaLinux 9.

By default, Terraform is not available on the AlmaLinux 9 base repository. Simply add the repository manually Terraform to your AlmaLinux system with the following command:

sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://rpm.releases.hashicorp.com/RHEL/hashicorp.repo

Once you’ve added the repository, update the system repositories to sync the newly added Terraform repository with the system and install it:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install terraform

To verify if terraform was successfully installed, use the following command below:

terraform --version

You can run Terraform by typing terraform without any arguments in your terminal window:

terraform

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Terraform. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Terraform on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Terraform website.

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