December 3, 2021
How to install Slack On CentOS 8

How To Install Slack On Linux CentOS 8

On this article we will discuss how to install Slack version 4.9.1 on CentOS 8.


Slack is the most popular collaboration tools that enables teams in the enterprise to unify various forms of communications from different sources. Slack is a proprietary business communication platform. The software is developed by Slack Technologies, an American software company. Slack offers many IRC-style features, including persistent chat rooms (channels) organized by topic, private groups, and direct messaging. By using Slack, the communication among teammates can be done over chats, audio or video calls, shared documents such as pdf files, images, videos, and other supported file types.

Slack Installation on CentOS 8

There are several steps to be taken in Stack installation.

  • Update CentOS System
  • Download and Install Slack on CentOS 8
  • Start and Use Slack

Update CentOS System

It has become a habit when we are going to install new software, our system must be updated first. This is done so that the software or repository that we will use is the updated or the latest version.

[mpik@diginetapp02 ~]$ sudo dnf update

Downloadn And Install Slack Software on CentOS8

On this section we will download Slack application from Slack official website. We will use the wget command line. On this istallation, we will use Slack version 4.9.1.

[mpik@diginetapp02 ~]$ wget
--2020-10-27 02:10:09--
Resolving (…,,, …
Connecting to (||:443… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 62201668 (59M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘slack-4.9.1-0.1.fc21.x86_64.rpm’
slack-4.9.1-0.1.fc21.x86_6 100%[========================================>] 59.32M 215KB/s in 3m 44s
2020-10-27 02:14:02 (271 KB/s) - ‘slack-4.9.1-0.1.fc21.x86_64.rpm’ saved [62201668/62201668]
Download Slack software
Download Slack software

The package application (slack-4.9.1-0.1.fc21.x86_64.rpm) is located at home directory.

Then we install this package on the system, by using dnf localinstall command line, as shown above:

[mpik@diginetapp02 ~]$ sudo dnf localinstall ./slack-*.rpm

The output will be as below :

libXScrnSaver-1.2.3-1.el8.x86_64 libappindicator-gtk3-12.10.0-19.el8.x86_64
libdbusmenu-16.04.0-12.el8.x86_64 libdbusmenu-gtk3-16.04.0-12.el8.x86_64
libindicator-gtk3-12.10.1-14.el8.x86_64 slack-4.9.1-0.1.fc21.x86_64

We also could query its rpm package more detail by submitting command line rpm -qi slack, as shown below :

[mpik@diginetapp02 ~]$ rpm -qi slack
Name : slack
Version : 4.9.1
Release : 0.1.fc21
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Tue 27 Oct 2020 02:16:40 AM PDT
Group : Unspecified
Size : 190491074
License : MIT
Signature : RSA/SHA1, Thu 10 Sep 2020 12:22:52 PM PDT, Key ID f18462078e6c9578
Source RPM : slack-4.9.1-0.1.fc21.src.rpm
Build Date : Thu 10 Sep 2020 12:22:22 PM PDT
Build Host : c094cc97e661
Relocations : /usr
Summary : Slack Desktop
Description :
Slack Desktop
Detailed Slack RPM package

Also we could query its version by issued command line : slack -v as shown below :

[mpik@diginetapp02 ~]$ slack -version
slack version : slack -v

Start and Use Slack

After installation is completed done, than we will use Slack for the first time. For this purpose we just submit the slack command line from the shell console. Or by finding Slack application form the CentOS Application browser.

  1. Execute Slack from the command line
    [mpik@diginetapp02 ~]$ Slack
  2. Execute Slack from Activities section of Gnome Desktop Environment
    Activities –> Show Applications –> Slack
Calling Stack application from Desktop Gnome

Slack application dashboard when running for the first time.

Slack when running on the first time at CentOS 8
Slack for the first tme running


On this article we have learnt how to install Slack on CentOS 8 operating system. For other Linux distribution could be disucussed on the other time. Have a nice day, stay at home, stay at home, stay safe.

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