Installing Slack on CentOS 8.0

Slack is a collaboration software that is used to communicate between various members of a company’s team. It has various work areas where teams are connected and can make decisions in a common shared environment. This allows users to organize conversations using different channels. The channel is used for group discussions, and team members can share files, images, and videos. In Slack, teammates can also communicate with each other via video and audio calls. If a user wants to join a community or team, then using the specific workspace of the team, users can request to join the team.

This article is all about installing Slack, this guide will provide step by step instructions on how to install Slack on your CentOS 8.0.

Please note: the commands in this tutorial are being updated for newer versions of Slack, which means that the commands may display a newer software version number than in the screenshots. Just follow the commands as shown in the Slack setup guide.

Installing Slack on CentOS 8

To install slack on CentOS 8.0, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal on CentOS 8.0 in the upper left corner of your desktop by clicking on the “Events” option.
  2. Log in as administrator or you can run ‘su’ on your system to log in as root.
  3. After logging in as root user, you will update the system packages using yum package manager. Run the below command to update the system utilities:

$ sudo yum -y update

All packages on your system are up to date.

You will now download the latest rpm version of Slack. Before starting the download process, make sure wget the package is installed on your CentOS 8.0. If it is not installed, you will install it on your system using the following command:

$ sudo yum -y install wget

Install wget

Download the latest slack rpm package on your CentOS 8.0. To do this, you need to run the following command:

$ wget

Download Slack for Linux

The rpm backup file is saved in your directory.

Once the download is complete, you will install the EPEL repository on your CentOS 8.0. To install the EPEL repository on your system, you need to run the following command in a terminal window:

$sudo yum install epel-release

Install EPEL repository During the installation of the EPEL repository, a confirmation prompt will interrupt the installation process, which will ask you if you want to continue the installation process or complete the process. If the answer is yes, you will press the button ‘y’ key on your system keyboard. After that, the installation process will continue on the terminal again.

Once the repository has been installed on your system, it’s time to install the slack on your CentOS 8.0. To fix the slack in your system, you need to run the command given below:

$sudo yum install  slack-4.10.3-0.1.fc21.x86_64.rpm

During Slack installation, a confirmation prompt will appear on the terminal again, asking you if you want to proceed with the installation or not. You will click ‘y’ to continue installing Slack on CentOS 8.0.

Installing Slack for Linux

Installation progress

As you can see in the image above, the slack has been successfully installed on your system.

To check and view the Slack installation information, you need to run the following command in a terminal:

Check slack setting

$rpm -qi slack

Now you can see information about the installed version of Slack on the terminal.

With Slack installed on your system, you will start CentOS 8.0. To start Slack on your system, you need to run the following command in a terminal:

Slack for CentOS 8


As you can see, Slack is running on your system via the terminal.

You can also open Slack from your system desktop. To open Slack from your desktop, you write “slack” in the search bar. As you can see, you have Slack installed on your CentOS 8.0.

Slack desktop icon

You can now use Slack, join workspaces and chat with your team members on your Linux CentOS 8.0 system.


Slack software teams can merge conversations from multiple sources. In this tutorial, you learned how to install Slack on CentOS 8.0. I hope this article was helpful to you. If you have any questions about installing Slack, please leave a comment below in the appropriate comment box.

Installing Slack on CentOS 8.0