The objective is to install Slack on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
- Software: – Slack 3.1.0 or higher
Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudo command is required.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
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Install Slack by using Snap
The easiest way to install Slack on Ubuntu 18.04 is by using
$ sudo snap install slack --classic
Install Slack from Official Slack package
We will be using
gdebi to install the Slack package on our system.
gdebi ensures that there are no hassles during the installation as it will also automatically fetch all package prerequisites. In case
gdebi is not installed yet on your system you can install it by:
$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install gdebi-core wget
Download Slack Package
Next step is to download the latest Slack installation package from the official Slack for Linux website.
Update the below command with the latest download URL or use your browser to download the deb package:
$ wget -O ~/slack.deb "https://downloads.slack-edge.com/linux_releases/slack-desktop-3.1.0-amd64.deb"
After execution of the above command you should find Slack’s installation package within your home directory:
$ ls ~/slack.deb /home/linuxconfig/slack.deb
Lastly, use the
gdebi command to install Slack on Ubuntu 18.04. When prompted answer
$ sudo gdebi ~/slack.deb Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading state information... Done Requires the REMOVAL of the following packages: libcurl4 whoopsie Requires the installation of the following packages: gconf-service gconf-service-backend gconf2 gconf2-common gir1.2-gnomekeyring-1.0 libappindicator1 libcurl3 libgconf-2-4 libgnome-keyring-common libgnome-keyring0 libindicator7 libpython-stdlib python python-minimal python2.7 python2.7-minimal Slack Desktop Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:
To start Slack application you can either run:
from your terminal or search your start menu: