How To Install Slack on Debian 11

Install Slack on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Slack on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Slack is one of the most popular collaborative communication platforms in the world. The way Slack works is to create channels for your teams, topics, customers, or coworkers. slack too features voice and video calls, file sharing.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Slack on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).

Install Slack on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Slack Dependency.

Run the following command to install the required dependency:

  • Install the libindicator3-7 package:
wget http://ftp.mx.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libi/libindicator/libindicator3-7_0.5.0-3+b1_amd64.deb
sudo apt install ./libindicator3-7_*_amd64.deb
  • Install the libappindicator3-1 package:
wget http://ftp.mx.debian.org/debian/pool/main/liba/libappindicator/libappindicator3-1_0.4.92-7_amd64.deb
sudo apt install ./libappindicator3-1_*_amd64.deb

Step 3. Installing Slack on Debian 11.

Now we download the Slack packages installer from the official page using the following command below:

wget https://downloads.slack-edge.com/linux_releases/slack-desktop-4.19.2-amd64.deb

After the file is downloaded, install Slack by running the following command:

sudo apt install ./slack*amd64.deb

Step 3. Accessing Slack on Debian.

Once successfully installed, you can start it either from the command line by typing slack or by clicking on the Slack icon (Activities > Show Applications > Slack).

Install Slack on Debian 11 Bullseye

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Slack. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Slack on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Slack website.

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