How to install OpenTofu

Previously named OpenTF, OpenTofu is a fork of Terraform that is open-source, community-driven, and managed by the Linux Foundation.

OpenTofu installation is done by downloading a package from OpenTofu’s GitHub Releases repository and installing it on the target machine.

How to install OpenTofu on Ubuntu

  1. Identify the correct release package at OpenTofu’s GitHub repository

    Visit OpenTofu’s GitHub Releases repository and identify the installation file for your architecture. e.g. Choose tofu_1.6.0-alpha4_amd64.deb for Ubuntu AMD/Intel 64 Bits.

  2. Download the OpenTofu installation package using wget

    Download the file:


  3. Install OpenTofu

    Install OpenTofu with command dpkg

    $sudo dpkg –install tofu_1.6.0-alpha4_amd64.deb

  4. Test OpenTofu installation

    Execute OpenTofu (tofu)

    $ tofu version
    OpenTofu v1.6.0-alpha4
    on linux_amd64

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