How to Install Microsoft Teams on openSUSE

Microsoft Teams is one of the team communication tools that is all the rage these days. It is created by Microsoft and therefore fully supported by them. Today, you will learn how to install Microsoft Teams on openSUSE 15.

We recently explained how to install Microsoft Teams on Manjaro Linux, and in that post we discussed the utilities of the tool.

Teams is positioned as a key tool for many teams around the world thanks to its incredible features. We can use it in many circumstances, from planning a family party to real work.

Although it sounds remarkable, the truth is that Microsoft is considering Linux as a system where to deploy part of its applications. One of them is Teams, which we can install on our system without too many problems.

Let’s go for it.

Install Teams on openSUSE 15

As expected, openSUSE does not include Microsoft Teams in its official repositories. However, Microsoft itself provides us with an external repository which we can use for the purpose.

First, open a terminal from your desktop’s main menu and make sure the system is up-to-date.

sudo zypper up

Thereafter, add the GPG key from the repository

sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc

Next, add the Microsoft Teams repository to the system.

sudo zypper ar https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/ms-teams/ ms-teams

Thereafter, just refresh the entire list of packages on the system using Zypper.

sudo zypper refresh

And finally, perform the installation by executing the following command

sudo zypper in teams
Install Microsoft Teams on openSUSE
Install Microsoft Teams on openSUSE

Thereafter, you can run it from the main menu of your desktop.

There is another method and that is using snap

There is another method of installation, but it is a bit more cumbersome. However, it is recommended to use it in an enterprise environment as it is using Snap technology.

To achieve this, add the repository for openSUSE 15.3

sudo zypper addrepo --refresh https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/system:/snappy/openSUSE_Leap_15.2 snappy

Then, import the GPG key from it.

sudo zypper --gpg-auto-import-keys refresh

Then update everything from the newly added repository to add it to the system cache

sudo zypper dup --from snappy

And finally install the snapd package

sudo zypper install snapd

Start and enable the service of the newly installed package

sudo systemctl enable snapd
sudo systemctl start snapd

Now if you install the latest stable version of Teams on openSUSE using this command

sudo snap install teams

Then you can start it from the main menu.

Uninstall Teams on openSUSE 15

To uninstall Teams, we have to follow some steps according to the installation method.

If you installed Teams using the external repository, to uninstall Teams simply run the following command

sudo zypper rm teams

If you used Snap for the task, then run

sudo snap remove teams

This way there will be no more traces left on the system.

Conclusion

Teams is an enterprise solution for teams that has been created by Microsoft. In this post, you learned how to install it on openSUSE quickly and without too much trouble thanks to the external repository and snap.

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