pwsafe on Fedora Core 6

I’m a big fan of pwsafe, a command-line clone of Counterpane’s Password safe.

To build pwsafe on Fedora Core 6 I did the following.

As root:

  • yum install -y libX11-devel libXmu-devel

As an unprivileged user:

  • ./configure –with-x –x-includes=/usr/include/X11/ –x-libraries=/usr/lib
  • make
  • make check

As root:

  • make install
  • chown root:root /usr/local/bin/pwsafe
  • chmod u+s /usr/local/bin/pwsafe

I didn’t try ‘configure’ without the extra options; not sure whether pwsafe would have been able to find the Xorg headers and libraries.