a package for keepass2 was recently uploaded into the debian archives.
This makes it easier for you to install keepass and all its dependencies under mono and integrates it with the standard freedesktop.
It is currently in unstable and will migrate to testing in a few days.
It is not included in ubuntu yet. It will be in the main archives in the over next version 11.01 (oneric)
To accommodate 11.04 and 10.10 users I have set up a ppa:
to use it type into a terminal:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jtaylor/keepass
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install keepass2
KeePass language files (*.lngx) should be placed in $XDG_DATA_HOME/KeePass
If $XDG_DATA_HOME is not set it defaults to $HOME/.local/share
The XSL transformation style sheets for exporting databases and the documentation are
installed in /usr/share/keepass2/
Multiple instances of KeePass are disabled as the communication between
them is broken on unix systems (will be fixed next release).
The KeePass plugins are untested and may not work correctly.
They currently have to be placed in into /usr/lib/keepass2/
but this is not recommended as files in that location may be overwritten by package upgrades in future.
Please report bugs related to the package to the debian or ubuntu bug trackers and not to this site here.
Great news thnx. Tested on Ubuntu 10.10 all ok.
Thanks a lot! It's also working nicely here on Kubuntu 10.10 64-bit.
This is excellent! Works great on the latest version of Ubuntu (11.04 64-bit). Thank you Keepass!! Saved my life
Excellent, an official ubuntu package is very much appreciated.
Please add links for where to submit bugs, I couldn't find where to submit a bug based on the information you originally provided.
I am getting the error "The requested feature is not implemented" when trying to open a database from an FTP url.
bug reporting in debian:
ubuntu is still lacking a tracker as the package is not in the main archives yet, but that should happen within this week.
write me an email until then (firstname.lastname@example.org) or use the debian tracker
This particular issue is a problem of mono 2.6 which does not implement some functionality yet.
It is fixed in mono 2.10 which is in debian experimental and will go into debian unstable rather soon.
the next ubuntu version will probably also have this version.
It can probably also be fixed for mono 2.6, I'll look into it.
here's the ubuntu tracker:
Submitting a bug at: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/keepass2/+filebug
Gives the error: "keepass2" does not exist in Ubuntu. Please choose a different package. If you're unsure, please select "I don't know"
its probably not synced to all mirrors yet, give it a bit more time.
Glad to see one of my favorite programs comes to my favorite OS. Hope to see interesting integrations like gnome applets and even to start to use the gnome keyring http://live.gnome.org/GnomeKeyring ;)
Note the following command might not work:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jtaylor/keepass
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jtaylor/keepass
(note the add and apt flip)
If still not work, try:
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
Then one of the apt-add or add-apt commands as described here and in original instructions
Does it works in ubuntu 10.04 LTS?
keepass only supports mono >= 2.6 which is not available in 10.04.
There is the badgerports ppa which provides 2.6 for 10.04:
you should be able to use the the >= 10.10 keepass packages with the mono version from badgerports.
You can download the packages here:
but it may not work.
Just to confirm that I have KeePass running on 10.04 LTS (Lucid)
I already had Badger Ports in my repository list, so (from the previous post) I'm presuming that helped :¬)
I noticed that the repository only has "maverick" and "natty" dists setup, so I just opened Synaptic, opened the "Other Software" in the repositories, found keepass and edited the distribution field from "lucid" -> "maverick"
Returning to Synaptic, I reloaded the package info and it all worked - along with a few dependancies it knew it needed.
Great work! Thanks!
I'm not saying that's the best way of getting the problem solved, but it worked for me :¬)
running 11.04 Ubuntu on a eeepc 900 series, and the database is on a USB key. package works just fine.
1) The installer didn't create a program icon, rather I still have to right-click on the database and select "open with keepass". This is fine, but I wanted to let everyone know in case they're a Linux newb like me and have no idea what to do.
Thank you so much for this. It was such a hassle for us linux primatives to figure out what to do previously. Last time I ended up getting it working, but I know I installed way too many mono packages, etc. that I didn't need. I was half way through doing it again when I found this thread with the good news.
This program is a godsend, especially since I regularly work on Windows and Mac, and have Linux on the laptop.
Tested under Ubuntu 11.04 AMD64, works.
Similar issue to Shalbatana: No icon when added to main launcher menu. Will have to add manually.
Brilliant program. Been using it under Windows for a while, when I switched to linux on laptop couldn't access the version 2 database, so had to install keepass2 via wine. This new version is awesome. Just donated what I could afford.
I installed KeePass2 into Ubuntu following the instructions, with no problems. However the result is of no use to me. I have Ubuntu on my travelling netbook, and XP SP3 on my desktop - which runs KeePass 1.x. There seems to be no way of getting the desktops 1.x kdb file read into Ubuntu. Or, hopefully, I am wrong???
the keepass2 package does not include the keepass 1 import libraries.
But keepassx, which is compatible with keepass 1, is also packaged in ubuntu/debian.
Worked for me - thanks!
I have a newly installed lucid lynx (netbook version) and the sudo apt-get update fails on a 404 for this
Checking the site reveals ppa.launchpad.net/jtaylor/keepass/ubuntu/dists has a maveric and natty, but no lucid.
Is there something else I can try?
About lucid lynx, I just saw t-monster's work around. I got to Synaptic, but could not find any "other software". I'm a bit of a novice, that. How do I find it?
Thanks t-monster for the tip - worked fine. pipertom, the edit may be made under System/administration then Software Sources. In Other Software. look for 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/jtaylor/keepass/ubuntu' highlight then click the edit button. Change Distribution from lucid to maverick. Close software sources. In terminal do an update 'sudo apt-get update', then Synaptic should show two versions of keepass - select keepass2. Synaptic does have a link to software sources under settings, repositories (FYI). Enjoy lynx….
Is it possible to have portable version of keepass for ubuntu?
Thanks t-monster, that worked for me too on Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04.
Only problem is that the keepass2-docs package won't install without uninstalling keepass2. Anyone know why that might be?
I made a small mistake in the ppa version. Should be fixed in version ~ppa2