In this tutorial, we want to teach you How To Install Slack on Centos 7.
Slack is a workplace communication tool, “a single place for messaging, tools and files.” This means Slack is an instant messaging system with lots of add-ins for other workplace tools. The add-ins aren’t necessary to use Slack, though, because the main functionality is all about talking to other people.
There are two methods of chat in Slack: channels (group chat), and direct message or DM (person-to-person chat).
How To Install Slack on Centos 7
To complete this guide, you need to log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our guide the Initial Server Setup with Centos 7.
Set up Slack on Centos 7
First of all, update your local package index with the following command:
sudo yum -y update
Then, you need to install the Epel repository on Centos 7 with the following command:
sudo yum -y install epel-release
Install the required packages and dependencies with the command below:
sudo yum -y install libappindicator wget
Now visit the Slack download page to download the latest version of Slack by using the wget:
Remember to replace the version with the latest version you have seen on the download page.
At this point, you can use the following command to install the Slack:
sudo yum localinstall slack-4.26.1-0.1.fc21.x86_64.rpm
When your installation is finished, you can verify your Slack installation by checking the details of your RPM package:
rpm -qi slack
In your output you will see:
Name : slack
Version : 4.26.1
Release : 0.1.fc21
Install Date: Sat 25 Jun 2022 06:04:59 AM EDT
Group : Unspecified
Size : 231479636
License : MIT
Signature : RSA/SHA512, Tue 03 May 2022 12:15:16 PM EDT, Key ID c13bc8a2f6c6ffd4
Source RPM : slack-4.26.1-0.1.fc21.src.rpm
Build Date : Tue 03 May 2022 12:11:23 PM EDT
Build Host : 84b4f3851dcd
Relocations : /usr
URL : https://github.com/tinyspeck/slack-desktop.git
Summary : Slack Desktop
Now that you have Slack installed on your Centos 7, you can launch it to your command line:
Or on your Centos desktop from the Activities section click on the Slack icon.
You will see the Slack login interface
From there, you can sign in to a workspace you are already a member of, or create a new workspace and start collaborating with your friends and fellow developers.
You can update the Slack package with the following command when a new version is released:
sudo yum update slack
If you don’t want to use Slack anymore, you can easily remove it with the following command:
sudo yum remove slack
At this point, you learn to install Slack on Centos 7. Now you can easily collaborate with your friends.
Hope you enjoy it.
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