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How To Install Slack on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Slack on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Slack on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Slack is an app that lets you communicate with your team in real-time so you can get more work done, whether you belong to a large enterprise or a small business. Slack’s channels system enables its users to define topics or discuss customer issues in one channel while also supporting voice and video calls, and has file-sharing features.

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 the Slack group collaboration tool on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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 user or 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 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2

Step 2. Installing Slack on Ubuntu 22.04.

  • Install Slack using Snap.

By default, Slack is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Slack to your Ubuntu system using Snap. If Snap package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd

To install Slack, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install slack --classic
  • Install Slack from the official page.

Now we download the last version .deb the installer from the official page using wget command:

wget https://downloads.slack-edge.com/releases/linux/4.26.1/prod/x64/slack-desktop-4.26.1-amd64.deb

Next, install Slack using dpkg (Debian Package Manager):

sudo dpkg -i slack-desktop-4.26.1-amd64.deb

Step 3. Accessing Slack on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Slack or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:

slack

Install Slack on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Slack. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Slack on the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Slack website.

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r00t

r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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