Slack is a collaborative software that is used for the communication between various team members of a company. It has various workspaces where the teams are connected and can take decisions in a common shared environment. It allows users to organize conversations by using various channels. A channel is used for group discussions, and team members can share files, images, and videos. In slack, teammates can also communicate through video and audio calls to each other. If the user wants to join a community or team, then using a specific team workspace, users can request to join a team.

This article is about the installation of slack, this guide will provide the step by step installation of slack on your CentOS 8.0.

Please note: The commands in this tutorial get updated for newer Slack versions, this means that the commands might show a newer software version number than the screenshots. Just execute the commands as shown in the guide to install Slack.

Installation of Slack on CentOS 8

To install the slack on your CentOS 8.0, you need to perform the following steps:

  1. Open terminal on your CentOS 8.0 from the top left corner of the desktop by clicking on the “Activities” option.
  2. Log in as an administrator or you can run ‘su’ command on your system to login as a root user.
  3. After login as a root user, you will update the system’s packages using the yum package manager. Run the below-mentioned command to update the system’s utilities:
Updates packages 

$ sudo yum -y update

All packages have been updated on your system.

Now, you will download the latest release of the rpm slack version. Before to start the download process, you will ensure that the wget package is installed on your CentOS 8.0. If it is not installed then you will install it on your system using the following command:

$ sudo yum -y install wget

Install wget

Download slack rpm latest package on your CentOS 8.0. For this purpose, you need to execute the following command:

$ wget https://downloads.slack-edge.com/linux_releases/slack-4.10.3-0.1.fc21.x86_64.rpm

Download slack for Linux

An rpm slack file has been saved in your directory.

Once the download has been completed, now you will install the EPEL repository on your CentOS 8.0. To install the EPEL repository on your system you need to execute the following command on the terminal window:

$sudo yum install epel-release

Install EPEL Repository During the EPEL repository installation, a confirmation prompt will interrupt the installation process that will ask you, either you want to continue the installation process or you want to quit the process. In case of yes, you will press the ‘y’ key from your system’s keyboard. After that, the installation process will again continue on the terminal.

Once the repository has been installed on your system, it’s time to install the slack on your CentOS 8.0. To install the slack on your system you need to execute the command that is mentioned below:

$sudo yum install  slack-4.10.3-0.1.fc21.x86_64.rpm

During the installation of slack, again a confirmation prompt will appear on the terminal that will ask you whether you want to continue the installation or not. You will press ‘y’ to continue the installation of slack on your CentOS 8.0.

Installing Slack for Linux

Installation progress

As you can see from the above-displayed image, the slack has been successfully installed on your system.

To verify and view the information of slack installation, you need to run the following command on the terminal:

Check slack installation

$rpm -qi slack

Now you can see the information about the installed version of slack on the terminal.

When slack has been installed on your system, now you will launch on your CentOS 8.0. To launch slack on your system, you need to run the following command on the terminal:

Slack for CentOS 8

$slack

You can see, slack has been launched on your system using the terminal.

You can also open slack from your system’s desktop. To open slack from the desktop, you will write ‘slack’ in the search bar. As you can see, slack has been installed on your CentOS 8.0.

Slack Icon on Desktop

Now, you can use slack, join workspaces and communicate with your team members on your Linux system CentOS 8.0.

Conclusion

Using slack software teams can unify conversations from different sources. In this tutorial, you have learned how you can install slack on your CentOS 8.0.  I hope this article was helpful to you. If you have any queries related to slack installation please do comment below in the given comment box.

Slack installation on CentOS 8.0
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.