This was actually done on Linux Mint Petra but in this case its entirely Ubuntu compatible. Yes, I know 13.10 is about to expire, don’t worry, I’ll fix this for 14.4 as soon as Linux Mint XFCE Qiana comes out and I put it on my desktop.
I am tired of resetting passwords, so the other day I set up Password Safe on my laptop. It wasn’t hard but did take a little time so here is how to do it. I took the extra few steps of verifying Password Safe’s signature because I take my passwords seriously. As such, this guide steps through basics of GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG).
To verify the signature we need GnuPG.
- install gnupg
$ sudo apt-get install gnupg
- import Rony Shapiro’s Password Safe Signing key (RSA)
i. go to http://pwsafe.org/contact.shtml click the link for “this public key”.ii. Save the page it gives you as pwsafe.key and strip out the HTML tags.iii. import the key
$ gpg –import pwsafe.key
- Verify the Password Safe .deb package
$ gpg –verify passwordsafe-ubuntu-0.93BETA.amd64.deb.sig
gpg: Signature made Fri 07 Feb 2014 01:07:50 PM EST using RSA key ID 5CCF8BB3
gpg: Good signature from “Rony Shapiro (PasswordSafe Signing Key) <[email protected]>”
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: A703 C132 8EAB C7B2 0175 3BA3 9194 6451 5CCF 8BB3
Notice the fingerprint matches the one listed on http://pwsafe.org/contact.shtml — ok good!
- go ahead and install
$ sudo dpkg -i passwordsafe-ubuntu-0.93BETA.amd64.deb
- it will complain about dependencies for libwxgtk2.8-0, libxerces-c3.1, and libykpers-1-1. So, install your dependencies
$ sudo apt-get -f isntall
Done! To verify your .deb has been installed:
$ dpkg –get-selections | grep passwordsafe
You can launch the password safe gui either by
$ pwsafe &
or by finding ‘Password Safe’ it in your launcher menu.