m1-terraform-provider-helper

A CLI to help with managing the installation and compilation of terraform providers when running a new M1 Mac.

Motivation

While using my new Macbook with M1 chip I often encountered issues in client projects when working with Terraform projects. Either some terraform providers have no adapted to the new darwin_arm64 at all or the version of the used provider is pinned to an older version. In both cases, there is no pre-compiled binary for darwin_arm64 => you have to compile it yourself. There is a nice writeup on how to compile in a Terraform Issue. As I am constantly switching forth and back between using own-compiled binaries and pre-build, I wanted to have an elegant solution which manages all the details by itself.

Installation

brew install kreuzwerker/taps/m1-terraform-provider-helper

Usage

A CLI to manage the installation of terraform providers for the Mac M1 chip

Usage:
  m1-terraform-provider-helper [command]

Available Commands:
  activate    Activate the usage of m1 provider helper
  deactivate  Deactivate the usage of M1 provider helper
  help        Help about any command
  install     Downloads (and compiles) a terraform provider for the M1 chip
  status      Shows the status of the m1 provider installations

Flags:
  -h, --help   help for m1-terraform-provider-helper

Example: You want to install the terraform-provider-vault in version 2.10.0 because you are using it in a project and let’s assume it has no pre-build binary for Mac M1:

m1-terraform-provider-helper activate # (In case you have not activated the helper)
m1-terraform-provider-helper install hashicorp/vault -v 2.10.0 # Install and compile

Testing

To run tests execute:

make test
make lint

in the project’s root directory.

Build

To build the app execute:

make build

in the project’s root directory. This will generate the executable dist/m1-terraform-provider-helper file that you can run.

Release

If you want to generate the changelog and see it only (it will neither commit, tag nor push) run one of the following commands:

make patch
make minor
make major

If you want it automated prepend TAG=1 to the command as follows:

# TAG=1 indicates to tag and generate the changelog
TAG=1 make minor
git push origin main --tags 

License

Distributed under the MIT License. See LICENSE.txt for more information.

GitHub

https://github.com/kreuzwerker/m1-terraform-provider-helper