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.
Edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file
Add the lines
- # For mono 2.6 -> needed by KeePass
- deb http://badgerports.org lucid main
sudo wget http://badgerports.org/directhex.ppa.asc
sudo apt-key add directhex.ppa.asc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mono mono-devel
- # Confirm the mono version is >= 2.6
Download and install the KeePass from the KeePass website.
- sudo mkdir -p /opt/KeePass2
- cd /opt/KeePass2
- wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/keepass/KeePass-2.16.zip
- sudo unzip KeePass-2.16.zip
Execute the KeePass application
- 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.