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Install Terraform on Alpine Linux

Jun 04, 2022 · 1 min read · Post a comment
Install Terraform on Alpine Linux

As a small distro Alpine Linux doesn’t have huge support regarding the APK Alpine system manager package. So today I’ve decided to show you how to install Terraform on Alpine Linux.

Prerequisites

  • Alpine Linux
  • sudo access

Install Terraform on Alpine Linux

Step 1. As a first step, I’m going to create a release variable so you should be able to always get the latest terraform version. If you need to install a specific version just put the version number instead of the release variable in step 2.

sudo release=`curl -s https://api.github.com/repos/hashicorp/terraform/releases/latest |  grep tag_name | cut -d: -f2 | tr -d \"\,\v | awk '{$1=$1};1'`

Step 2. Download the package.

sudo wget https://releases.hashicorp.com/terraform/${release}/terraform_${release}_linux_amd64.zip

Step 3. Unzip the file.

sudo unzip terraform_${release}_linux_amd64.zip

Step 4. Install Terraform.

sudo mv terraform /usr/bin/terraform

Step 5. Verify the installation.

terraform version

Install Terraform within Alpine Linux Dockerfile

If you need to build Terraform within your Dockerfile using Alpine Linux use the following block.

FROM alpine:latest

RUN release=`curl -s https://api.github.com/repos/hashicorp/terraform/releases/latest |  grep tag_name | cut -d: -f2 | tr -d \"\,\v | awk '{$1=$1};1'`
RUN wget https://releases.hashicorp.com/terraform/${release}/terraform_${release}_linux_amd64.zip
RUN unzip terraform_${release}_linux_amd64.zip
RUN mv terraform /usr/bin/terraform

Conclusion

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