(Last Updated On: May 24, 2019)

In this blog post, we will show you how to install Slack on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8. Slack is the most popular collaboration software used in the corporate world. Slack enables teams to unify various forms of communications from different sources.

All Conversations in Slack are organized in channels. A channel can be used for your teams, topics, projects, or integrated with external systems such as monitoring and Project management platforms such as Jira. Communication with your teammates can be done over chats, audio or video calls, shared documents such as pdf files, images, videos, and other supported file types.

Install Slack on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

Use our guide to install Slack on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8. The only pre-requisite is installed CentOS / RHEL workstation.

Step 1: Update system

As a norm, we work on updated Linux system.

sudo yum -y update

Step 2: Download and Install Slack on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

Now visit Slack download page and download the latest Slack RPM release and install it.

sudo yum -y install wget
wget https://downloads.slack-edge.com/linux_releases/slack-3.4.0-0.1.fc21.x86_64.rpm
sudo  yum -y install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
sudo yum localinstall slack-3.4.0-0.1.fc21.x86_64.rpm

More details about installed RPM package can be queried using.

$ rpm -qi slack
Name        : slack
Version     : 3.4.0
Release     : 0.1.fc21
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Tue 21 May 2019 05:37:00 AM EDT
Group       : Unspecified
Size        : 192696483
License     : MIT
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Wed 17 Apr 2019 12:29:26 PM EDT, Key ID 7253c9c8bf6a7041
Source RPM  : slack-3.4.0-0.1.fc21.src.rpm
Build Date  : Tue 16 Apr 2019 06:37:16 PM EDT
Build Host  : ff18da56a64d
Relocations : /usr 
URL         : https://github.com/tinyspeck/slack-desktop.git
Summary     : Slack Desktop
Description :
Slack Desktop

Step 3: Start and Use Slack

Now that Slack is installed on your CentOS / RHEL 8 desktop, you can launch it through the command line,

$ slack

or from the Activities section of Gnome DE.

Then sign in to Slack using your Organization account to start using Slack.

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