Engineering Leadership


The instructions below assume that you’ve followed my prior blog posts on how to install Pentaho on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS x64.


To download the Pentaho Metadata Editor (PME) either run the following command, or follow the 3 bulleted steps below.

wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/pentaho/Pentaho%20Metadata/4.5.0-stable/pme-ce-4.5.0-stable.tar.gz

Or follow the steps below if you don’t want to use the wget command shown above.


Enter the following commands:

cd ~/Downloads
tar -xzf pme-ce-4.5.0-stable.tar.gz
mv metadata-editor ~/bin/pme-ce-4.5.0
cd ~/bin
ln -s pme-ce-4.5.0 metadata-editor
vi ~/.profile

Append the following to the end of your PATH:


For example, my PATH now looks like:

Save the file, then enter the following command:

source ~/.profile
cd ~/bin/metadata-editor
ln -s metadata-editor.sh pme

Start the Pentaho Metadata Editor with the following command:


You may get an error message such as:

ERROR 24-05 21:45:04,618 – Pentaho Metadata Editor – Unable to load query : java.io.FileNotFoundException: /home/akbar/.pentaho-meta/.query (No such file or directory)

You can safely ignore this error message for now per wgorman in this post:

“Regarding the .query file not being found, you can safely ignore that message. The MQL Query Editor looks for that file for a saved state.” Will

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