Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pentaho -Kettle. java options. xulrunner dependency

I stumbled upon an old error I had forgotten. Many applications refer to the xulrunner library in order to work. As its location varies from system to system, in some cases it's necessary to set it "by hand" . This is done through java options, for instance, within your java options you could include something like this:


i.e. You need to edit your file to include that option, for example:


I was having this issue with Pentaho PDI 4.2 (kettle):

INFO  14-04 00:36:53,711 - Spoon - Logging goes to file:///tmp/spoon_d782dc5d-85f3-11e1-b128-1b67dca12e64.log
WARN  14-04 00:36:55,703 - could not parse [vertical] as Align value
# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
#  SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x01ced76c, pid=5084, tid=3077724992
# JRE version: 7.0-b147
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (21.0-b17 mixed mode, sharing linux-x86 )
# Problematic frame:
# C  []  NS_InvokeByIndex_P+0x5d90
# Failed to write core dump. Core dumps have been disabled. To enable core dumping, try "ulimit -c unlimited" before starting Java again
# An error report file with more information is saved as:
# /home/avr/Downloads/data-integration/hs_err_pid5084.log
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
./ line 144:  5084 Aborted                 (core dumped) "$_PENTAHO_JAVA" $OPT $STARTUP -lib $LIBPATH "${1+$@}"

Which vanished once the aforementioned option was set.

I dealt with this issue a year ago, but gosh I couldn't remember it up until 3 hours of trial and error. Fuck, lack of sleep shuts down my long term memory!


  1. Muchas gracias por la informacion. Me has salvado el dia :)

    Comparti tu post en my blog. Saludos

    1. Hola Marta, me alegra haberte ayudado, y no sabes, fue un dolor de cabeza en su momento.

  2. Hola que tal porfavor me puedes indicar como solucionaste el problema ??