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How to install the Azure CLI on FreeBSD

I work with Microsoft Azure frequently at my work. And I like using the Azure CLI. One day I was reading the documentation and thought why not try install it on FreeBSD? And that is exaclty what I did and below you can read how I did it.


The following requirements have to be in place to be able to implement what is described in this post:

Install prerequisites

The Azure CLI needs the following packages to work:

To install these packages issue the following commands:

# pkg install curl
# pkg install bash
# pkg install python27
# rehash

And then you need to make the following link:

# ln -s /usr/local/bin/python2.7 /usr/local/bin/python

Install Azure CLI

The Azure CLI is installed using the folloing command:

# curl -L https://aka.ms/InstallAzureCli | bash

This command downloads the Azure CLI install script and 2 questions are asked:

==> In what directory would you like to place the install? \
    (leave blank to use '/home/user/lib/azure-cli'): \
==> In what directory would you like to place the 'az' executable? \
    (leave blank to use '/root/bin'): /usr/local/sbin

Then after a couple of minutes you have installed the Azure CLI on your FreeBSD box!


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Updated: October 9, 2018