Pentaho ETL on Mac won’t start


Update: If you are using Kettle 5.01 on OS X Mavericks, there is a different issue that causes problems. Go here for more info.

A quick note for anyone who may be trying to use the Pentaho ETL tool (Kettle) on a Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and running into problems getting it started. There is a permissions issue that needs to be fixed within the application before it will run. Its not difficult to fix, but it does require you to use the Terminal application.

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