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How to install 'KeePass' in 'Fedora20'

asked 2014-04-09 16:44:03 -0500

edgardorios gravatar image

updated 2014-04-09 16:52:32 -0500


Can someone please explain me how to install 'KeePass' in 'Fedora20'?

As a reference, I installed KeePassX and it works okay with '1.0', but not with '2.0' databases. On the other hand, my working laptop is using Windows7 and KeePass is already installed. Since I am not authorized to install KeePassX in Windows7. I believe my best option is to keep my databases using version '2.0' and install 'KeePass' in 'Fedora20'.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Regards. Edgardo Rios

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I'm confused; you're asking how to install something that "as a reference" you have already installed?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-04-09 16:53:54 -0500 )edit

Thanks for your answer. Please, let me try to explain, 'KeePassX' is different from 'KeePass'.

I was able to install 'KeePassX' using "Software" app in Fedora20, but I could not find 'KeePass' in the list, that is why I am asking for help.

I hope this helps to clarify.

edgardorios gravatar imageedgardorios ( 2014-04-09 17:15:54 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-09-16 11:28:12 -0500

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I'm sorry, but Nippiuses answer is somewhat uninformed.

Not only can KeePass 2.x be compiled on Linux in general and specifically on Fedora, by using the 'xbuild' tool that is shipped with mono, It was also packaged for Fedora since Fedora 19. See:

Just run 'yum install keepass' that will install it and the things it need like mono etc. It will also setup an activities menu icon which is something compiling by hand won't do.

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answered 2015-01-28 09:04:20 -0500

edgardorios gravatar image

Thank you very much for your answers. I have decided to export my databases to KeePass 1.x format, and use KeePassX natively.

Although I was also able to install KeePass, I do not like the GUI.

Regards. Edgardo

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answered 2014-04-09 19:51:07 -0500

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KeePassX is KeePass 1.0 but compiled for linux since KeePass is open source and writen in c++ and so it dosen´t support the new 2.0 version. However KeePass 2.0 is based on the .NET Framework and so it can´t be compiled directly to linux. but you can install "mono" (it´s the linux implementation of the .NET Framework) and try to run KeePass 2.0. The KeePass website as nice tutorial here:

Just follow the steps in the "Other Unix-like systems:" section.

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Thank you very much for your answer. I have decided to export my databases to KeePass 1.x format, and use KeePassX natively.

edgardorios gravatar imageedgardorios ( 2014-04-10 07:53:40 -0500 )edit

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