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#212 Will KeePass run on Mac OS 10.6.8? If so, how?


Hallo, I really hope someone here can help me, as I'm tearing my hair out! I've spent the last hour at least, trying and failing to get any version or flavour of KeePass to work on my computer, which is an iMac running 10.6.8.

I couldn't find anything anywhere on the site, which is extremely dense, about which versions would work with which operating systems, it only generically mentions 'OS X', which isn't really much help.

And nor does there seem to be any clear statement of the difference between KyPass Companion and KeePass2.2-0.1. Do I need both? Will either do?

After installing some things called Mono (but where even IS it on my machine???) and XQuartz, as KyPass Companion (the only useful download I'd found at that point) insisted on them, though it didn't tell me what they were, or why I needed them, I then downloaded and installed KyPass Companion v.0.8.3, only to discover that it doesn't work on Snow Leopard. I looked back at the Downloads page, and saw that there was a note for version 0.8.2 that said it didn't work with 10.7. Well, I tried every one on that page, down to 0.7, and none of them work on Snow Leopard.

Then I found something called KeePass2.20.1, so I tried that. It installed fine, but when I tried to run it, it immediately crashed. Subsequently, it won't even launch. Restarting the computer made no difference.

So please can someone tell me, have a I been wasting my time here? Or is it not possible to get KeePass, which sounds like a cool tool, to work on this machine?

And I do wish you had a website which was less than ultra-dense, for people who really don't want to spend the whole of their lives in front of a computer trying to translate very obtuse jargon.

Thank you for any help you can provide.


  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2013-08-11
    • status: open --> closed
    • Group: KeePass_1.x --> KeePass_2.x
  • Reg360

    Reg360 - 2013-11-08

    Well I can't speak to running Professional edition (I don't really need the features). But I have been running KeePass Classic editions via Wine on the Mac. Currently running KeePass v1.26 (via Wine v1.6) on a MacBook (v10.6.8). I used to use KeePassX, but I decided I wanted to use Reichl's original. I'm also using Classic to be more easily portable. In fact I installed Wine (via Wineskin Winery) especially for the purpose of running KeePass. Here's my personal Howto to help me remember every few months when I upgrade.


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