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IBM XL C/C++ for Linux 13.1.4



IBM XL C/C++ for Linux 13.1.4 has been made generally available.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description

The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

The Download package section provides download options to obtain the package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.

The Known side effects section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.

Supporting Documentation
Document Description

Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.

IBM Knowledge Center provides an entry point to product documentation. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.

You can also visit the XL C++ for Linux library to review additional documentation.

Click to review a list of technotes describing technical issues, changes to the existing behavior, as well as documentation corrections for this product.

Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

XL compilers developer forums and blog.


Prerequisites include:

Operating system:

    Little endian distributions:

  • Ubuntu Server Linux 14.04
  • Ubuntu Server Linux 14.10
  • Ubuntu Server 16.04
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SLES 12)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (RHEL 7.1)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 (RHEL 7.2)
  • Community Enterprise Operating System 7 (CentOS 7)

  • Big endian distributions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (RHEL 6.5)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 (RHEL 6.6)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 (RHEL 7.0)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (RHEL 7.1)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2 (SLES 11 SP2)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES 11 SP3)


Disk space:

  • Little endian distributions: approximately 153 MB
  • Big endian distributions: approximately 200 MB
  • Minimum of 2 GB hard drive space for paging
  • Minimum of 512 MB for temporary files

Installation Instructions

Confirm the endianness of the system you are installing on by reviewing the Determining the endianness of your distribution page in the IBM Knowledge Center. The endianness of the system will determine which installation steps to follow.

For little endian distribution installations:

For big endian distribution installations:

Download Package

Download options
Access type Description

Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express clients are required to sign in to download the software package.

If you are entitled for XL C/C++ for Linux and need to download your software from Passport Advantage, perform the following steps:

  1. Logon to Passport Advantage.
  2. Select Software Downloads and Media Access.
  3. Select the Download Finder.
  4. Select Find by description or part number.
  5. Select the Product Description and All radio buttons and enter XL C/C++ for Linux in the description field.
  6. Select Continue.
  7. Expand the eAssemblies and you will see your entitled software.

Clients ordering via the AAS or ESU channel are required to sign in to the Entitled Software Support (ESS) website to download the software package.

PartnerWorld users must sign in to the PartnerWorld website to access the Software Access Catalog.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a General Availability (GA) release. It contains new product enhancements and features.

Test Results


Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known regressions to report.

Problems Solved

Defects resolved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known Side Effects

Review the following list of known issues and open defects:

There are no known issues report.

Open defects

Review the following list of open defects for IBM XL C/C++ for Linux on the IBM Support Portal.

Review technote 1461170: Open APARs for IBM products available on the Web for information on how to configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in following.

Change History

What's new

For information about new features and enhancements, review the Announcement letter.


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Helpful Hints For Obtaining Technical Assistance:

Before you contact IBM XL Compiler Support, gather the background information that you need to describe the problem. When you describe a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information. To save time, know the answers to these questions:

  • What compiler version and fix pack level were you using when the problem occurred? This can be found by compiling with the -qversion=verbose compiler option.

  • Can a source test case be provided to IBM? Can the issue be reduced to a small test case?

  • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?

  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps and compiler options do you use to reproduce it?

  • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.

If you have helpful information to diagnose or identify the problem on your system, you can upload this data by following the instructions to exchange information with IBM Technical Support.

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Modified date:
08 August 2018