How to Install Slack on Debian

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How to Install Slack on Debian



The Slack Business Messaging System was developed by the American software company Slack Technologies. Business people can easily access information with Slack, a messaging app for businesses. Slack transforms collaboration by uniting people as one unified team. There are many IRC-like features in Slack, such as topic-based chat rooms and private groups. Furthermore, it supports audio and video calls as well as sharing images, documents, videos, and other files. Let us now take a look at how to install Slack on Debian 10.




Step 1: Getting your system up and running



  1. Sign in to your system or register a newly created one by logging in to your VPSie account
  2. Connect by SSH using the credentials we emailed you.
  3. Once you have logged into your Debian instance, run these commands to update your system.
# sudo apt update

# sudo apt -y upgrade



Step 2: Download and install Slack



Use the desktop application if it is running, Use your web browser to access the Slack download page for Linux and download the latest Slack .deb package.


Slack webpage


Go to downloads,


# cd Downloads


Then, you can check if the file has been downloaded,


# ls



Step 3: Install Slack using APT



Our Debian and its derived Linux distributions can now easily install the Slack app through the APT package manager or the DPKG command.


# sudo apt install ./slack*amd64.deb


If the process was successful then proceed to step 4. Otherwise, install these two extra packages:



Download and install libindicator3-7:



Run the following command to download,


# wget



Install it by running the following command,


# sudo apt install ./libindicator3-7_*_amd64.deb



Download and install libappindicator3-1:



Run the following command to download,


# wget



Install it by running the following command,



# sudo apt install ./libappindicator3-1_*_amd64.deb



This time you will be using your Debian system to run the Slack Installation command:  


# sudo apt install ./slack*amd64.deb



Step 4: Launch Slack



Search for the application in All Applications to launch it. You can launch it by clicking on its icon.



Your system is now running Slack, you can use it now. Thanks for reading! I hope it was informative for you! 




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