Compile rJava from source

I am trying to compile rJava from source on OSX 10.7.5 using


The motive is this. I am using code compiled with jdk1.8.0_05 and call it using rJava. When I do this there is a mismatch between the class file version of code compiled with jdk1.8.0_05 and the class files rJava recognizes.

llvm-gcc-4.2 -arch x86_64 -std=gnu99 -c -o rjava.o rjava.c -g -Iinclude -DRIF_HAS_CSTACK
-DRIF_HAS_RSIGHAND -mtune=core2 -g -O2 –
I/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_05.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/../include –
I/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_05.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/../include/darwin –
fno-common –
I/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_05.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/../include –
llvm-gcc-4.2 -arch x86_64 -std=gnu99 -o libjri.jnilib Rengine.o jri.o Rcallbacks.o Rinit.o
globals.o rjava.o -dynamiclib -framework JavaVM -F/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/.. –
framework R -llzma -licucore -lm -liconv
ld: library not found for -llzma
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [libjri.jnilib] Error 1
make[1]: *** [src/JRI.jar] Error 2
make: *** [jri] Error 2
ERROR: compilation failed for package ‘rJava’

I have installed xz using homebrew but that didn’t help.

rJava binaries are installed and working properly. It is the source compilation that causes this.

I have executed R CMD javareconf.

Java interpreter : /usr/bin/java
Java version : 1.8.0_05
Java home path : /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_05.jdk/Contents/Home/jre
Java compiler : /usr/bin/javac
Java headers gen.: /usr/bin/javah
Java archive tool: /usr/bin/jar
Non-system Java on OS X

trying to compile and link a JNI progam
detected JNI cpp flags : -I$(JAVA_HOME)/../include -I$(JAVA_HOME)/../include/darwin
detected JNI linker flags : -L$(JAVA_HOME)/lib/server -ljvm
llvm-gcc-4.2 -arch x86_64 -std=gnu99 -I/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/include –
DNDEBUG -I/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_05.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/../include –
I/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_05.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/../include/darwin –
I/usr/local/include -fPIC -mtune=core2 -g -O2 -c conftest.c -o conftest.o

llvm-gcc-4.2 -arch x86_64 -std=gnu99 -dynamiclib -Wl,-headerpad_max_install_names -undefined dynamic_lookup -single_module -multiply_defined suppress -L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib -o conftest.o -L/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_05.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/lib/server -ljvm -F/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/.. -framework R -Wl,-framework -Wl,CoreFoundation

JAVA_HOME : /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_05.jdk/Contents/Home/jre
Java library path: $(JAVA_HOME)/lib/server
JNI cpp flags : -I$(JAVA_HOME)/../include -I$(JAVA_HOME)/../include/darwin

JNI linker flags : -L$(JAVA_HOME)/lib/server -ljvm
Updating Java configuration in /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources

None of the solutions posted on the internet helped me until I manually downloaded xz-5.0.5.tar.gz into /usr/local and executed

    make install.

rJava compiled successfully after this.

One Response to Compile rJava from source

  1. greg says:

    Thanks a lot ! It worked. I would have never thought of manually building this XZ Utils.
    I used sudo make install instead of make install

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