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Terragruntยป

Using Terragruntยป

Whether a Terraform stack is using Terragrunt or not is controlled by the presence of terragrunt label on the stack:

If present, all workloads will use terragrunt instead of terraform as the main command. Since the Terragrunt API is a superset of Terraform's, this is completely transparent to the end user.

Terragrunt is installed on our standard runner image. If you're not using our runner image, you can install Terragrunt separately.

During the Initialization phase we're showing you the exact binary that will process your job, along with its location:

Versioning with Terragruntยป

When working with Terragrunt, you will still specify the Terraform version to be used to process your job. We don't do it for Terragrunt, which is way more relaxed in terms of how it interacts with Terraform versions, especially since we're only using a very stable subset of its API.

On our runner image, we install a version of Terragrunt that will work with the latest version of Terraform that we support. If you need a specific version of Terragrunt, feel free to create a custom runner image and install the Terragrunt version of your choosing.

Scope of supportยป

We're currently using Terragrunt the same way we're using Terraform, running init, plan, and apply commands. This means we're not supporting executing Terraform commands on multiple modules at once (run-all). This functionality was designed to operate in a very different mode and environment, and is strictly outside our scope.

Debugging Terragruntยป

Similar to Terraform, Terragrunt provides an advanced logging mode, and as of the writing of this documentation, there are currently two ways it can be enabled:

  1. Using the --terragrunt-log-level debug CLI flag (You'll need to set this flag using the TF_CLI_ARGS environment variable. For example, TF_CLI_ARGS="--terragrunt-log-level debug"

  2. Using the TERRAGRUNT_LOG_LEVEL environment variable. Logging levels supported: info (default), panic fatal error warn debug trace

Please refer to the Setting Environment Variables section within our Terraform Debugging Guide for more information on how to set these variables on your Spacelift Stack(s).

For more information on logging with Terragrunt, please refer to the Terragrunt documentation.