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].
  1. Edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file
    • Add the lines
      • # For mono 2.6 -> needed by KeePass
      • deb http://badgerports.org lucid main
  2. cd /etc/apt
  3. sudo wget http://badgerports.org/directhex.ppa.asc
  4. sudo apt-key add directhex.ppa.asc
  5. sudo apt-get update
  6. sudo apt-get install mono mono-devel
  7. 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 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/keepass/KeePass-2.16.zip
  4. sudo unzip KeePass-2.16.zip
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.

  1. http://badgerports.org
  2. http://keepass.info

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