This document demonstrates how to install
juju on various operating systems or in various ways.
juju on Linux
Installing the Juju client from
snap is the recommended installation method, as it ensures that the client gets automatically updated as soon as a new Juju release becomes available.
Snap command not available on your system? Visit snapcraft.io for instructions on how to install
To install the latest stable version of the Juju client:
sudo snap install juju --classic
snap also allows you to select a particular version by specifying the
sudo snap install juju --classic --channel=<version/release>
sudo snap install juju --classic --channel=3.0/stable
A list of the available channels for the client can be obtained by running:
snap info juju
To install multiple versions of
juju via snap, see Snapcraft | Parallel installs.
juju from binary
This method allows you to install the Juju client on systems that do not support snaps.
- Visit the project’s downloads page and select the binary that matches your system’s architecture and the version that you want to install.
For example, to download the 2.9.38 client for amd64:
curl -LO https://launchpad.net/juju/2.9/2.9.38/+download/juju-2.9.38-linux-amd64.tar.xz
- Validate the downloaded binary archive (optional)
Download the md5 checksum that matches the binary you just downloaded:
The link to the md5 signature can be constructed by simply appending
/+md5 to the end of the link you just downloaded.
curl -L https://launchpad.net/juju/2.9/2.9.38/+download/juju-2.9.38-linux-amd64.tar.xz/+md5 -o juju.md5
Validate the downloaded binary archive against the checksum file:
cat juju.md5 | md5sum --check
If the checksum check succeeds, the output will be:
If the check fails, md5sum exits with nonzero status and prints output similar to:
juju-2.9.38-linux-amd64.tar.xz: FAILED md5sum: WARNING: 1 computed checksum did NOT match
- Unpack and install client binary
tar xf juju-2.9.38-linux-amd64.tar.xz sudo install -o root -g root -m 0755 juju /usr/local/bin/juju
- Test that the version of the client you installed is up to date
Install the Juju client on macOS
The Juju client is available on Homebrew and can be installed as follows:
brew install juju
Install the Juju client on Windows
Visit the project’s downloads page and select the signed installer for the Juju version you wish to install.
juju from source
Visit the downloads section of the Launchpad project to download a tar.gz with Juju source code. For build instructions refer to the contributing to Juju documentation on Github.