»APT Packages for Debian and Ubuntu
The primary distribution packages for Terraform are
.zip archives containing
single executable files that you can extract anywhere on your system. However,
for easier integration with configuration management tools and other systematic
system configuration strategies, we also offer package repositories for
Debian and Ubuntu systems, which allow you to install Terraform using the
apt install command or any other APT frontend.
If you are instead using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, or Fedora, you might prefer to install Terraform from our Yum repositories.
Note: The APT repositories discussed on this page are generic HashiCorp repositories that contain packages for a variety of different HashiCorp products, rather than just Terraform. Adding these repositories to your system will, by default, therefore make several other non-Terraform packages available for installation. That might then mask some packages that are available for some HashiCorp products in the main Debian and Ubuntu package repositories.
Please follow the instructions in the Official Packaging Guide.
The HashiCorp APT server has packages only for the
architecture, which is also sometimes known as
There are no official packages available for other architectures, such as
arm64. If you wish to use Terraform on a non-
download a normal release
.zip file instead.
Supported Debian and Ubuntu Releases
The HashiCorp APT server contains release repositories for a variety of supported distributions, which are outlined in the Official Packaging Guide.
Choosing Terraform Versions
The HashiCorp APT repositories contain multiple versions of Terraform, but
because the packages are all named
terraform it is impossible to install
more than one version at a time, and
apt install will default to selecting
the latest version.
It's often necessary to match your Terraform version with what a particular configuration is currently expecting. You can use the following command to see which versions are currently available in the repository index:
apt policy terraform
There may be multiple package releases for a particular Terraform version if
we need to publish an updated package for any reason. In that case, the
subsequent releases will have an additional suffix, like
0.13.4-2. In these
cases, the Terraform executable inside the package should be unchanged, but its
metadata and other contents may be different.
You can select a specific version to install by including it in the
apt install command line, as follows:
sudo apt install terraform=0.14.0
If your workflow requires using multiple versions of Terraform at the same
time, for example when working through a gradual upgrade where not all
of your configurations are upgraded yet, we recommend that you use the
.zip files instead of the APT packages, so you can install
multiple versions at once and then select which to use for each command you