About this Install Guide

This guide is intended to get you up and running with this tool quickly with the most common settings. For a thorough review of all options, refer to the official documentation.

Terraform automates cloud infrastructure. It is an infrastructure as code tool.

Terraform is available for Windows, macOS, Linux and supports the Arm architecture.

Before you begin

General installation information is available which covers all supported operating systems.

This article provides a quick solution to install Terraform for Ubuntu on Arm.

Confirm you are using an Arm machine by running:


            uname -m

The output should be:




If you see a different result, you are not using an Arm computer running 64-bit Linux.

Download and Install

The easiest way to install Terraform for Ubuntu on Arm is to use the zip file and copy the executable.

The installation options with the Ubuntu package manager at time of writing do not work well, but please try them as they may improve.

Make sure unzip, curl, and wget are available.


            sudo apt install -y unzip curl wget

Download and install the latest version. There is just one executable to copy to the desired location.


            TER_VER=`curl -s https://api.github.com/repos/hashicorp/terraform/releases/latest | grep tag_name | cut -d: -f2 | tr -d \"\,\v | awk '{$1=$1};1'`
wget https://releases.hashicorp.com/terraform/${TER_VER}/terraform_${TER_VER}_linux_arm64.zip
unzip terraform_${TER_VER}_linux_arm64.zip
sudo cp terraform /usr/local/bin/

Confirm the executable is available.


            terraform version


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