KeePass on Ubuntu 10.04

KeePass is a very popular password management software. One of my client uses this for their systems and I was given a copy of their database. Since I mostly use linux when I am working, I needed a way to get this working on Ubuntu 10.04. Instructions are widely available, but again for my benefit, I have documented them here as step-by-step guide for myself. At the time of this blog post the 2.x version of KeePass was 2.16

Firstly install Mono. For more details refer to the Badger ports website[1].

Edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file

Add the lines

cd /etc/apt

sudo wget

sudo apt-key add directhex.ppa.asc

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mono mono-devel

mono –version

  • # Confirm the mono version is >= 2.6

Download and install the KeePass from the KeePass website[2].

  1. sudo mkdir -p /opt/KeePass2
  2. cd /opt/KeePass2
  3. wget
  4. sudo unzip

Execute the KeePass application

  1. mono /opt/KeePass2/KeePass.exe &

There does appear to be a lot of debug information (am assuming its debug information) written to the terminal, but these should be safe to ignore.