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,
or from the Activities section of Gnome DE.
Then sign in to Slack using your Organization account to start using Slack.