How To Install Terraform on openSUSE

Install Terraform on openSUSE

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Terraform on openSUSE. Terraform is an open-source infrastructure as code (IaC) tool that allows you to provision and manage cloud resources across multiple cloud providers using a simple, declarative language. It was developed by HashiCorp and has become increasingly popular among DevOps teams for its ability to automate the deployment and management of infrastructure resources in a consistent and repeatable manner.

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 openSUSE.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: openSUSE(Leap or Tumbleweed)
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • You will need access to the terminal to execute commands. openSUSE provides the Terminal application for this purpose. It can be found in your Applications menu.
  • You’ll need an active internet connection to download Terraform and its dependencies.
  • You’ll need administrative (root) access or a user account with sudo privileges.

Install Terraform on openSUSE

Step 1. To ensure a smooth installation process, it is essential to update your system and install any required dependencies. Open a terminal and run the following commands:

sudo zypper refresh
sudo zypper update

These commands will update the package lists and upgrade any outdated packages on your system.

Step 2. Installing Terraform on openSUSE.

  • Installing Terraform Using Snap

Snap is a package management system that allows you to install and manage applications on various Linux distributions, including openSUSE. To install Terraform using Snap, follow these steps:

sudo zypper install snapd

Once Snap is installed, you can install Terraform by running:

sudo snap install terraform
  • Manual Installation from the Official Terraform Website

If you prefer to install Terraform manually or want to use a specific version, you can download the binary directly from the official Terraform website. Follow these steps:

    1. Visit the Terraform downloads page.
    2. Scroll down to the “Linux” section and locate the appropriate package for your openSUSE version (e.g.,
    3. Download the package to your local machine.
    4. Extract the downloaded archive:
    1. Move the extracted terraform binary to a directory included in your system’s PATH environment variable:
sudo mv terraform /usr/local/bin/

This will allow you to run the terraform command from any directory in your terminal.

After installing Terraform using any of the methods mentioned above, you can verify the installation by running the following command:

terraform --version

This command will display the installed version of Terraform. If the installation was successful, you should see output similar to:

Terraform v1.7.4

Step 3. Configuring Terraform on openSUSE.

Once Terraform is installed, you can start using it to manage your infrastructure resources. However, before you can deploy any resources, you need to configure Terraform with the necessary credentials and settings for your cloud provider.

For example, if you want to use Terraform with Amazon Web Services (AWS), you need to set up your AWS credentials and configure the AWS provider in your Terraform configuration files. You can find detailed instructions on how to configure Terraform for different cloud providers in the official Terraform documentation.

Step 4. Deploying Infrastructure with Terraform on openSUSE.

After configuring Terraform with your cloud provider credentials, you can start writing Terraform configuration files to define and manage your infrastructure resources. Here’s a simple example of deploying an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance using Terraform:

mkdir terraform-example
cd terraform-example

Create a new file named and add the following content:

provider "aws" {
  region = "us-east-1"

resource "aws_instance" "example" {
  ami           = "ami-0747bdcabd34c712a" # Amazon Linux 2 AMI
  instance_type = "t2.micro"

This configuration defines an AWS provider and creates an EC2 instance using the Amazon Linux 2 AMI in the us-east-1 region.

Initialize the Terraform working directory:

terraform init

Review the execution plan:

terraform plan

Apply the changes:

terraform apply

Terraform will prompt you to confirm the changes before applying them. Type yes and press Enter to proceed.

After the deployment is complete, Terraform will output the public IP address of the newly created EC2 instance.

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