[R] rJava Broken on Linux + R 3.4

Lorenzo Isella lorenzo.isella at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 00:47:10 CEST 2017

Dear All,
I think there is something wrong with rJava on any Debian based
I may be wrong, but I experiencing exactly the problems mentioned at


and at


A couple of packages (RJSDMX and xlsx) are now impossible to install
on my debian stretch platform running R 3.4.

It seems I am not the only one experiencing this and it may be due to
some security patches just released.
However, if I run on my machine

> library(rJava)
> .jinit()

I get a segmentation fault, though I was able to install rJava, it
does not seem to work properly.
Does anyone have a fix for that?
Many thanks


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