In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Terraform on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Terraform is an open-source infrastructure as a code software tool that provides a consistent CLI workflow to manage hundreds of cloud services. It provides a command-line interface workflow to manage various types of cloud services such as Aws, Google Cloud, Vmware, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, Oracle Cloud, Digital Ocean, and many more.
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 through the step-by-step installation of the Terraform on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11 (Bullseye).
- 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).
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 Debian 11 Bullseye
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install gnupg software-properties-common curl
Step 2. Installing Terraform on Debian 11.
By default, Terraform is not available on Debian 11 base repository. Now we add the HashiCorp package repository using the following command below:
sudo apt-add-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://apt.releases.hashicorp.com $(lsb_release -cs) main"
Next, import the HashiCorp GPG key:
curl -fsSL https://apt.releases.hashicorp.com/gpg | sudo apt-key add -
After that, run system update and install Terraform:
sudo apt update sudo apt install terraform
To check whether Terraform is installed, run:
Terraform v1.0.11 on linux_amd64
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Terraform. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Terraform on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Terraform website.