SOLVED Project Tool Permission Denied

I was trying the re-compile my C++ plugins for R21 and dowloaded the most recent Project Tool from Maxon Downloads.
When I try to run the Project Tool from the Terminal, I get a Permission Denied error.
I made sure that the privileges of all the folders (the Project Tool folder and the sdk folder) are all set to Read & Write for all possible users (I'm the only one using this machine).
What could I be doing wrong?

Hi rui_mac, thanks for reaching out us.

Can you please report:

  • OS;
  • your user level (admin or standard user)
  • the result of "ls -l" (or equivalent on Windows) in the terminal window where the kernel_app is located.

Thanks, Riccardo

Thank you for the reply, Riccardo.
I'm the administrator of my machine.
The OS is MacOS Catalina (10.15.1)
And here is the output of the ls -l command:

total 23976
drwxr-xr-x 17 ruibatista staff 578 Dec 1 01:18 corelibs
drwxr-xr-x 3 ruibatista staff 102 Dec 1 01:18 kernel_app.app
-r--r--r-- 1 ruibatista staff 5795592 Feb 5 2019 kernel_app_64bit
-r--r--r-- 1 ruibatista staff 6478264 Feb 5 2019 kernel_app_64bit.exe
drwxr-xr-x 8 ruibatista staff 272 Dec 1 01:18 resource

Thanks Rui for following up.

Since kernel_app.app is just a folder on macOS, can you also check what permission has ./kernel_app.app/Contents/MacOS/kernel_app which is the real executable?

In my case I see

$ ls -l ./kernel_app.app/Contents/MacOS/kernel_app 
-rwxr-xr-x  1 riccardogigante  staff  3998432 Feb  5  2019 ./kernel_app.app/Contents/MacOS/kernel_app

Finally please have a look at this thread.

This is what I get:

total 7816
-r--r--r-- 1 ruibatista staff 3998432 Feb 5 2019 kernel_app

Ok, made it work now. Thank you so much.