Helm CLI installation on Apple M1

Helm? is a package manager for Kubernetes. Helm uses a packaging format, this called “charts”.

Chart? is a collection of files, what be describe Kubernetes resources, like a Server, Database, Caches or simple deploy pod.

Check first first which version as lastest for ARM64 released : https://github.com/helm/helm/releases.

Installation Step

Run following console commands in command line. IMPORTANT! Don’t Forget replacing this LASTEST-RELEASE-HERE tag with latest release/version from https://github.com/helm/helm/releases. For example

  • Download your Helm CLI Binary
curl -O https://get.helm.sh/helm-LASTEST-RELEASE-HERE-darwin-arm64.tar.gz
  • Unpack it
tar -zxvf helm-LASTEST-RELEASE-HERE-linux-amd64.tar.gz
  • And Move it to bin location
sudo mv darwin-arm64/helm /usr/local/bin/helm

and, you should be able to run, check with this command and see the output

koray@MBP-von-Koray ~ % helm help
The Kubernetes package manager

Common actions for Helm:

- helm search:    search for charts
- helm pull:      download a chart to your local directory to view
- helm install:   upload the chart to Kubernetes
- helm list:      list releases of charts

Environment variables:

| Name                               | Description                                                                       |
| $HELM_CACHE_HOME                   | set an alternative location for storing cached files.                             |
| $HELM_CONFIG_HOME                  | set an alternative location for storing Helm configuration.                       |
| $HELM_DATA_HOME                    | set an alternative location for storing Helm data.                                |
| $HELM_DEBUG                        | indicate whether or not Helm is running in Debug mode                             |
| $HELM_DRIVER                       | set the backend storage driver. Values are: configmap, secret, memory, postgres   |

Example Steps with Today’s version

koray@MBP-von-Koray ~ % curl -O https://get.helm.sh/helm-v3.6.3-darwin-arm64.tar.gz
koray@MBP-von-Koray ~ % tar -zxvf helm-v3.6.3-darwin-arm64.tar.gz 
koray@MBP-von-Koray ~ % sudo mv darwin-arm64/helm /usr/local/bin/helm