Package Details: slack-desktop 4.9.1-1

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Package Base: slack-desktop
Description: Slack Desktop (Beta) for Linux
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: ogarcia
Maintainer: ogarcia
Last Packager: ogarcia
Votes: 459
Popularity: 9.05
First Submitted: 2015-10-19 09:59
Last Updated: 2020-09-18 10:41

Pinned Comments

ogarcia commented on 2020-02-06 11:44

Please, don't ask for add lsb-release as dependency. In Arch Linux this package is not needed to run Slack Desktop.

And before asking for any other dependency as make or patch or whatever, please read the wiki.

Latest Comments

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friartuck commented on 2020-09-22 14:34

@B2Pi I had the same issue with the generic icon with KDE. Installing libappindicator-gtk3 from the community repo resolved the issue for me.

victortrac commented on 2020-09-21 14:18

@greenisagoodcolo and anyone else having the JS appTeams error - I had to delete my ~/.config/Slack directory, which allowed Slack to start normally. I then had to re-login to all of my workspaces and re-set some of my preferences.

greenisagoodcolo commented on 2020-09-15 12:10


I started getting an error about "appTeams" on open as of last week. I tried removing and reinstalling, didn't work without patch, tried copying patch (but the patch in the repo had git history which when removed failed shasum test), then tried removing the patch from the makepkg and reinstalling.

I'm still getting the error on open, preventing use of app.

A javascript error occured in the main process

Uncaught exception: TypeError: cannot read property 'appTeams' of undefined at validateTeamsState (/usr/lib/slack/resources/app.asar/dist-main.bundle.js:2:1930329) at reduce (/usr/lib/slack/resources/app.asar/dist/main.bundle.js:2-1930925"...

and onwards. Full pic of error message here - can't copy it from this weird electron window (

Is anyone else encounterign this error on the "appTeams" property preventing use of the applications?

brsvh commented on 2020-08-13 01:39

@valentjedi It works fine, thx :)

valentjedi commented on 2020-08-10 20:00

@brsvh I had the same thing. Upon looking at logs it seems that slack assumes lsb-release installed and doesn't handle its absense. Installing lsb-release fixed the issue for me.

to1ne commented on 2020-08-10 17:59

It seems to depend on wget as well. I had a segmentation fault (so far not sure why), but this is what I've got:

Cannot upload crash dump: cannot exec /usr/bin/wget

Unexpected crash report id length
Failed to get crash dump id.
Report Id: 
zsh: segmentation fault (core dumped)  slack

brsvh commented on 2020-07-21 02:30

After I installed and run it, I get some electron and node error, then the slack will freeze and don't have GUI window too.

Initializing local storage instance at path: /home/brs/.config/Slack/local-settings.json
Failed to get path for key, this may be expected: /home/brs/.config/autostart
(node:244863) [DEP0005] DeprecationWarning: Buffer() is deprecated due to security and usability issues. Please use the Buffer.alloc(), Buffer.allocUnsafe(), or Buffer.from() methods instead.
(electron) 'BrowserWindow.getDevToolsExtensions' is deprecated and will be removed. Please use 'session.getAllExtensions' instead.

B2Pi commented on 2020-07-13 20:35

Installed, and working fine, but the icon in my task switcher is the generic one. Perhaps someone knows how to fix this (I'm using LXQT, and, concomitantly, lxqt-app-switcher)?

Marcel_K commented on 2020-06-22 11:41

@maverick1: Please read the pinned comment, especially the Prerequisites part of the linked wiki page.

maverick1 commented on 2020-06-22 08:07

I got an error while installing it from yay

==> Starting package()...
/home/maverick/.cache/yay/slack-desktop/PKGBUILD: line 24: patch: command not found
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
error making: %!s(func() string=0x55b9433c2880)