install Terminal version on Mac OSX

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12 Mar, 2016 05:13 PM

Can you please make a quick tour in installing the Terminal version in OSX?
If the answer is "manually copy mpw to your path", can you be a bit more specific?

Thank you in advance.

  1. 1 Posted by Frank on 29 Aug, 2016 10:44 AM

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    Just a user here. I installed it on the just 10 minutes ago, so I might try at sharing with you. :)

    Questions :
    - From your question 'copy mpw to your path' means you already have the binary. Do you ? in that case just copy the mpw binary to /urs/local/lib and you are basically doing the correct installation manually.
    - If you don't have the binary or you don't know, this is how I just installed 10 minutes ago on my :
    # 1) From the site, clicking 'Terminal (C)', download and open the .tar
    # 2) go where you have unzipped the directory downloaded
    > cd ~/Downloads/masterpassword-cli (probably)
    > ./build
    # 3) if ./build complains the missing of automaker, or openssl, installed them with homebrew (feel free to ask for instructions if you don't know homebrew or don't have it)
    > brew install automake *or* brew install openssl [ <-- just if needed ]
    # 4) you should now have the mpw binary compiled.
    > ./install [will ask you some questions, you can got easy with enter->N->enter]

    Ask for further info if stuck.
    Cheers :)

  2. 2 Posted by da_gar on 29 Aug, 2016 12:40 PM

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    Thank you for your answer. I had forgotten everything about this. I’ll give it a try.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Maarten Billemo... on 29 Aug, 2016 01:30 PM

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    Master Password is also available directly from Homebrew:
    brew install mpw

  4. 4 Posted by da_gar on 30 Aug, 2016 10:55 AM

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    Thank you.
    Actually I’m using the OS X installation. I really love the idea.
    Is there a way to remember a default user? I trigger MPW through a short cut but I keep on receiving the message “NO USER SELECTED Begin by selecting or creating your user from the status menu (●●●|) next to the clock.”

    I then have to leave the keyboard to go through this.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Maarten Billemo... on 30 Aug, 2016 11:07 AM

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    Did you install from the App Store?

    -- Maarten Billemont (lhunath) -

  6. 6 Posted by da_gar on 30 Aug, 2016 11:11 AM

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    No, I downloaded it from your website.

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