Sign up ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I installed the newest Mono framework on Lion. After that I tried installing KeePass 2.17 from When I try to start the application it probably fails, silently (it looks as if nothing happened). How can I check what happened?

Does anybody know how to use KeePass 2.x on MacOS Lion?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 2 down vote accepted

I found the problem and have a workaround until the developer publishes a fix.

  • In your Applications folder, right click on the app and choose Show Package Contents.

  • Navigate to the Contents/MacOS folder and open in TextEdit.

    Change this line:


    to this:


    (Replace the 6 with a 7).

  • Save and close.

Now the application should start up.

share|improve this answer
If you don't mess around with the content of the application package, opening Terminal and execution sudo ln -s /Applications/ /Applications/ should do the trick as well. You may have to remove the link again before installing a new version though. – patrix Dec 3 '11 at 9:47
That works, and what a silly bug it is :). – ipavlic Dec 5 '11 at 22:27

I resolved my issues by using KeepassX (version 2.0 alpha 4), which appears to have less functions, but is natively integrated in OsX and copy-and-paste works as expected.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.