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How-to install KeePassX on Ubuntu

Do you have to remember an ever increasing amount of passwords? If you do, then KeePassX might be of interest to you. It’s a password manager which has high security standards and which is additionally available on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X (besides Linux of course). If you are running Ubuntu (this probably also applies to recent Debian versions), the following snippet might be of interest to you as it shows how to install version 0.4.3 of this program. After installation, you can find it in your desktop manager’s application menu (under GNOME 2 it’s located in Applications -> Accessories -> KeePassX).


echo ':: Installing prerequisites...'
sudo apt-get install libxtst-dev libqt4-dev qt4-qmake

echo ':: Downloading and extracting file...'
wget ''$FILENAME
tar xvf $FILENAME

echo ':: Installing...'
cd $NAME
sudo make install

echo ':: Cleaning up...'
cd ..
That's me, Ben.
Hey, I am Ben Ripkens (bripkens) and this is my blog. I live in Düsseldorf (Germany) and I am employed by the codecentric AG as a Software Engineer. Web application frontends are my main area of expertise, but you may also find some other interesting articles on this blog.