How To Install Slack on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Slack on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Slack on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Slack is a cloud-based software that provides a team collaboration tool and services, founded by Stewart Butterfield. Slack offers a lot of IRC-like (Internet Relay Chat) features such as a persistent chat room channel organized by topic. Slack can be searchable including files, conversations, and people.

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 the step-by-step installation of Slack on an Ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Slack on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Slack on Ubuntu.

Go to the Slack for Linux download page and download the latest Slack .deb package:

wget https://downloads.slack-edge.com/linux_releases/slack-desktop-3.3.8-amd64.deb

Install Slack by running the following command as a user with sudo privileges:

sudo apt install ./slack-desktop-*.deb

Step 3. Start Slack.

Now that you have Slack installed on your Ubuntu desktop, you can start it either from the command line by typing slack or by clicking on the Slack icon (Activities -> Slack).

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Slack. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Slack in Ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Slack website.

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