Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Install KeePassX in Ubuntu

A couple of months ago I wrote about managing passwords securely using the free and open source KeePassX. I am still using it and loving it and today I installed it on my desktop running Ubuntu (Kubuntu right now). The process is relatively simple but there is a step their website could do a little better with. Start by adding these lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/keepassx/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/keepassx/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
Next, you need to import the key used to sign the packages. This is the part that the KeePassX website doesn't provide. Run these commands:
gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 78414460095F1873
gpg --export --armor 78414460095F1873 | sudo apt-key add -
Now for the installation:
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install keepassx
And that's all there is to it.

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