Helm is the package manager for Kubernetes that simplifies deploying and managing applications on a Kubernetes cluster. It streamlines the process with pre-configured packages (charts) and simplifies updates, rollbacks, and collaboration in a Kubernetes environment.
How to install Helm
To install follow the official installation instructions or run the following apt commands for installation on Debian/Ubuntu.
curl https://baltocdn.com/helm/signing.asc | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/helm.gpg > /dev/null sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https --yes echo "deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture) signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/helm.gpg] https://baltocdn.com/helm/stable/debian/ all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/helm-stable-debian.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install helm
Check that the Helm has been installed and can search packages.
$ helm search hub nfs WARNING: Kubernetes configuration file is group-readable. This is insecure. Location: /etc/rancher/k3s/k3s.yaml WARNING: Kubernetes configuration file is world-readable. This is insecure. Location: /etc/rancher/k3s/k3s.yaml URL CHART VERSION APP VERSION DESCRIPTION https://artifacthub.io/packages/helm/awesome/na... 1.0.1 4.0.2 nfs-subdir-external-provisioner is an automatic... https://artifacthub.io/packages/helm/obeone/nfs... 1.1.2 2.2.2 A lightweight, robust, flexible, and containeri... https://artifacthub.io/packages/helm/rimusz/nfs... 0.1.6 v3.1.0-k8s1.11 nfs-client-provisioner is an automatic provisio... ...
--kubeconfig /etc/rancher/k3s/k3s.yaml to the Helm commands to specify the location of the Kubernetes configuration file.
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