[maemo-users] pwsafe.install error

From: David Dyer-Bennet dd-b at dd-b.net
Date: Mon Mar 3 01:31:38 EET 2008
n810 at merctech.com wrote:
> In the message dated: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 10:42:48 CST,
> The pithy ruminations from David Dyer-Bennet on 
> <Re: pwsafe.install error> were:
> 	[SNIP!]
> => >   
> => Whew, long time sitting things out here.
> => 
> => But yes, it installs now.
> => 
> => Unfortunately it doesn't support V3 database format; and in fact the V2 
> => database I export now from PasswordSafe won't open either, so it's not 
> => useful.  Dunno what's wrong where, maybe PasswordSafe broke the export 
> => at some point, but anyway I'm stuck again.
> That's exactly why I gave up on passwordsafe...
> I've begun using keepass. There are Windows & Linux (X) versions, and the Maemo 
> version is compatible.

Hmmm, that'd certainly be a clean solution for me.  I'll look into that.

I'm always wondering, about this sort of software, how good the 
developers are; security is easily compromised by little accidents.  Not 
to say that PasswordSafe is guaranteed perfect either of course; but it 
started out as a giveaway from Bruce Schneier's Counterpane Security, so 
I believe it has been looked at fairly carefully by good security 
people.  I could try to look over keepass myself -- but I'm not a 
first-class security expert. 

Still, definitely worth considering the switch.

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