[Solved] keepassx

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[Solved] keepassx

Post#1 by Ed_P » 10 Mar 2014, 04:06

On my Windows systems I use KeePass for user ids and passwords. I stumbled upon keepassx in the Porteus Package Manager and gave it a try. But it a) fails to open the .kdbx database file I use on Windows and b) it alters the file such that Windows then can't open it. Anyone else having problems with keepassx?

The error that keepassx gives when I enter my Password is:

Error

The following error occurred while opening the database:
Wrong Signature

I am certain I am entering the correct password. I've clicked on the Password's view icon and seen it.
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Re: keepassx

Post#2 by tome » 10 Mar 2014, 05:16

try create new database within Porteus and then open it in Windows. Probably keepassx for windows use another method for storing passwords or try wine.
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Re: keepassx

Post#3 by Ed_P » 10 Mar 2014, 05:42

I tried wine, mostly red, and it didn't help. :D :

I know the Windows version of keepass is current and suspect maybe the keepassx version isn't, or maybe because the database file is on a NTFS partition.
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Re: keepassx

Post#4 by tome » 10 Mar 2014, 06:32

so maybe keepassx for Windows store additionally some data in registry.
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Re: keepassx

Post#5 by Ed_P » 10 Mar 2014, 16:58

Nope, KeePassX, an app separate from KeePass, is not compatible with the current KeePass 2.x database format. :wall:

https://www.keepassx.org/faq

There is a newer version of KeePassX which will read the KeePass 2.x database but it is in alpha release mode and has been since May 2012. Anyone know if a xzm module exists for it?
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Re: keepassx

Post#6 by Ed_P » 25 Mar 2014, 18:07

A temporary solution, I used KeePass 2.x to create a 1.x version of it's file and the 1.x version is readable by KeePassX. :good:
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