[R] rJava Broken on Linux + R 3.4

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us
Mon Jun 26 02:18:37 CEST 2017

I can't think of a more appropriate time to point out that there is an r-sig-debian mailing list that focuses on operating-system-related issues like this.
Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.

On June 25, 2017 6:47:10 PM EDT, Lorenzo Isella <lorenzo.isella at gmail.com> wrote:
>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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