Installing Helm in Ubuntu

Install Helm on Ubuntu

This quick guide will get helm installed on your Ubuntu machine using the apt package manager. If you prefer an even faster approach there is a helm installation bash script at the bottom of this page you’re welcome to use. It’s possible to download the helm binary directly, but I prefer using a package manager as it makes it easier to upgrade versions in the future. As a result this guide will install helm using the apt package manager.

Note: This should work on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 20.04

Install Helm step by step

  1. Add the key.
curl https://baltocdn.com/helm/signing.asc | sudo apt-key add -

2. Ensure the prerequisite packages are installed.

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https --yes

3. Add the helm repository as an apt source.

echo "deb https://baltocdn.com/helm/stable/debian/ all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/helm-stable-debian.list

4. Run an apt update to sync the sources list.

sudo apt update

5. Install Helm with apt.

sudo apt install -y helm

You should now be able to verify that helm is installed by checking it’s current version.

$ helm version
version.BuildInfo{Version:"v3.4.2", GitCommit:"23dd3af5e19a02d4f4baa5b2f242645a1a3af629", GitTreeState:"clean", GoVersion:"go1.14.13"}

Helm Installation Bash Script

curl https://baltocdn.com/helm/signing.asc | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https --yes
echo "deb https://baltocdn.com/helm/stable/debian/ all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/helm-stable-debian.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y helm
helm version

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