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XL C/C++ Addons for Linux on z Systems 1.2



This page contains the Addons package for use with applications developed using the IBM XL C/C++ for Linux on z Systems 1.2 compiler.

Download Description

The Addons package contains files that may be required by some third-party applications. Only download and install the Addons package if instructed by your application provider.

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

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

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


Prerequisites include:

Operating system:

    IBM z Systems servers that support the following:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z 6.3 (RHEL 6.3)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z 7.0 (RHEL 7.0)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z 7.1 (RHEL 7.1)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z 7.2 (RHEL 7.2)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES 11 SP3)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z 12 (SLES 12)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)


  • The compiler, its libraries, and its generated object programs run on IBM z Systems, models z13, zBC12, zEC12, z114, z196, z10™ BC, or z10 EC with the required software and disk space.

Required hard disk space:

  • 15 MB

Installation Instructions

Review the installation instructions.

Terms and Conditions: By downloading, installing, copying, accessing or using this software you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the License Agreement. Please review the License Agreement and License Information documents prior to proceeding with download or installation.

Installation instructions

To install the addons package, complete the following steps:

  1. Download, and extract the packages. For example:

    tar -zxvf <filename>.tar.gz

  2. Install the packages using the following command:


Uninstallation Instructions

To uninstall the Runtime environment, run the following command:

     rpm -e libxlc-devel.x.x.x-x.x.x.x-YYMMDD

, where x.x.x.x or x.x.x-x.x.x.x refers to the version number, and YYMMDD represents the build date of the rpms. In cases where a package is required by other installed packages, that package might not uninstall.

Download Package

The Addons package IBM_XL_C_CPP_V1.2.0.0_LINUX_390_ADDONS.tar.gz contains the following files:

Change History

What's new

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

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Technical Support

The IBM XL C/C++ Addons for Linux on z Systems is not supported as a stand-alone software product.

If you suspect a problem with the IBM XL C/C++ Addons while using it with a third-party application, contact your application provider for support.

Full support (installation, defect support and general questions) for the IBM XL C/C++ Addons and Runtime environment component for Linux on z Systems is available with the software subscription and support agreement for the XL C/C++ for Linux on z Systems product.

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Document Information

Modified date:
08 August 2018