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MyPassWordSafe (Solved)

Postby greenjoe on Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:04 am

I have been trying to install "MyPassWordSafe" using Synaptic. It keeps placing it in the file system under /users; and in a way I can't understand. I can't figure out which file has the database where passwords can be stored/retrieved. There must be someone who can offer some advise or has had experience with this program. I would like to have the log-in folder in my root directory, It doesn't matter much where the actual database is since once logged-in it should just go there directly. (I think). It works that way in Windows (PassWord Safe), but I know Mint isn't Windows. Could someone help??? Greenishjoe
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Re: MyPassWordSafe

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:18 am

Until you enter a password or passwords into Mypasswordsafe, no safes are created. The database you are looking for does not exist yet if you have not entered anything into the program.
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Re: MyPassWordSafe

Postby greenjoe on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:09 pm

It would seem to me that there is someplace where one can "log-in". I could go through all of the various folders and try to find one where I could enter a password, but I feel that would be a waste of time. In the Windows version there is an icon for Password Safe. When you click on it, it will ask for a password that will open the database where one can enter the type of entry(class) and one will be offered a window where user name and password can be entered. The MyPassWordSafe Manual shows such windows, but doesn't say anything about arbitrarly entering a password to create these windows or which file it might be. I may be missing something in my download from Symantic, but everything that gets downloaded is there together, and I don't find anything that will allow me to go further. I have installed PassWordSafe on several Windows machines and it was a straighforward process. I don't understand why the Linux version has to be so complex. But I'm just a aging newby and there's a lot I don't understand.
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Re: MyPassWordSafe

Postby emorrp1 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:21 pm

press ALT+F2 then type in MyPasswordSafe and hit enter - viola. The app doesn't add a menu item for launching it, and it's not a command-line interface, but you should be aware that the version number suggests it's still in development, so there may be some bugs.
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Re: MyPassWordSafe

Postby greenjoe on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:42 pm

Is this to be done in the terminal window? If so, it comes up with "Cannot find"........

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Thank you.....
Got it to work, but it seems that my pass-phrase won't reopen the database. If I use the ALT-F2 and type in MyPassWord Safe , it will open, but asks for the pass-phrase for the data base, and rejects that. I can open a new database, but that does me no good. I must still be doing something wrong. I can create a Group in the new database, add one "new Password", save it in my root directory, and it's there as a dat file (which of course won't open). As I say, I think I'm missing something here.
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Re: MyPassWordSafe

Postby emorrp1 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:45 pm

ALT-F2 should bring up a pop-up similar to the run dialog in windows. You should also be able to launch it from terminal with the same command:
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Make sure you get the capitalisation correct - If you type My then tab, it should autocomplete the rest for you if it's installed correctly, it worked in a VM I just checked it.
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Re: MyPassWordSafe

Postby greenjoe on Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:34 pm

Thank you, emorph1,
I finally got it all working. Took a bit of messing with it. Uninstall/reinstall kind of stuff, but figured out what I was doing wrong.
Your first clue of ALT-F2 was really what I was looking for. A new trick for my bag-of-tricks...Thank you again. Joe Green
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