Whenever you want to deploy or manage your applications or services or you have to build complex operating environments quite frequently, then you should consider using Juju. It is a tool that allows you to do efficient application modeling hence reducing the operational costs. This tool is available for the different distributions of the Linux operating system as well as for macOS. However, as far as this particular tutorial is concerned, then it primarily deals with the installation of Juju on a Linux Mint 20 system.
Installation Method of Juju on Linux Mint 20:
In order to install Juju on your Linux Mint 20 machine, you have to perform the following steps:
Step # 1: Download the Desired Version of Juju on your Linux System:
First, you need to download the desired version of Juju on your Linux Mint 20 machine. You can check all the available versions and also the ones that are compatible with your machine on Juju’s official website. For downloading a required version, you need to run the command shown below:
$ curl –LO https://launchpad.net/juju/2.9/2.9.0/+download/juju-2.9.0-linux-amd64.tar.xz
All you need to ensure before running the above-mentioned command is that you should have the “curl” command installed on your system. This command will download the specified version from the Juju’s official download page via the Internet and after some time of executing this command, you will have Juju downloaded on your Linux Mint 20 system.
Step # 2: Extract the Downloaded Juju File on your System:
Now, you need to extract the downloaded Juju file on your machine. For that, you can make use of the following command:
$ tar xf juju-2.9.0-linux-amd64.tar.xz
This command will immediately extract your downloaded file to the current working directory of your system.
Step # 3: Install the Extracted File on your System:
Now, your extracted Juju file is all set to be installed. To install it on your Linux Mint 20 system, you will have to run the command shown below:
$ sudo install –o root –g root –m 0755 juju /usr/local/bin/juju
Step # 4: Verify the Juju Installation by Querying for its Version:
Once the installation process is complete, you can ensure if it has been carried out successfully or not simply by checking Juju’s installed version. If this version is the same as that of the one that you downloaded from the Internet, then that will mean that your installation has taken place successfully. The following command needs to be run in this regard:
$ juju version
You can verify from the image shown below that our installed Juju version is 2.9.0 which is exactly that version that we downloaded from the Juju’s official website.
If you are looking for an efficient tool for application modeling, then you can consider Juju as a good solution. Although, you can install it on any Linux distribution, however, this article mainly focused on explaining to you the procedure of installing it on a Linux Mint 20 system.
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.