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Installing KeePassX on Fedora 14

2011-02-8

KeePassX is on hiatus as the project moves toward the 2.0 rewrite. In the meantime, pre-compiled packages are becoming difficult to locate. This is not a major issue, as the src files are available for source forge. One hurdle I encountered is that the INSTALL instructions that accompany the latest src files are a little inaccurate for Fedora.

In order to install KeePassX (0.4.3) on Fedora (I am using 14), perform the following:

  1. Download the src package, link to sourceforge available here.
  2. Extract the src:
    tar xzf keepassx-0.4.3.tar.gz
  3. Install the qt libraries (and the hordes of dependencies):
    sudo yum install qt-devel qt-config
  4. Move into the src directory, install some additional build tools, make, and install
    cd keepassx-0.4.3
    qmake-qt4
    sudo yum install gcc gcc-c++ libXmu-devel libXtst-devel
    make
    sudo make install
    

There you have it, KeePassX 0.4.3 on Fedora 14.

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