Wednesday, December 30, 2015

KeePassX 2.0 On Redhat 6 / Cent OS 6 / OL6



I'm sure we all know the virtues of long, complex and unrememberable passwords and the need for a tool to store them. My favourite has been KeePass, with a shared database on a cloud drive.

KeePassX has long been around for native Linux support, but hasn't been compatibility with the KeePass 2 (Professional Edition) database format kdbx. Well the excellent authors have release KeePassX 2.0 which is a rewrite with kdbx support.  Currently only available as source code, the following instructions will help you to compile and install on Redhat 6/ CentOS 6 /Oracle Linux 6.

Required packages
$ sudo yum install cmake gcc-c++ qt-devel qt libgcrypt libgcrypt-devel libXtst libXtst-devel

NOTE* GIT version https://github.com/keepassx/keepassx uses QT5 plus other packages.

Download source
$ wget https://www.keepassx.org/releases/2.0/keepassx-2.0.tar.gz
$ tar zxvf keepassx-2.0.tar.gz
$ cd keepassx-2.0

Create UNIX Makefiles
$ cmake  -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local -DCMAKE_VERBOSE_MAKEFILE=ON -DWITH_GUI_TESTS=ON 

Compile and install
$ make
$ sudo make install

Execute
$ /usr/local/bin/keepassx





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