December 2012 Update for XL Fortran for Linux, V14.1

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Cumulative updates for IBM XL Fortran for Linux, V14.1

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This page contains product updates for the IBM XL Fortran for Linux, V14.1 compilers on the following platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 (RHEL 5.7) for IBM Power Systems
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (RHEL 6.2) for IBM Power Systems
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 4 (SLES 10 SP4) for IBM Power Systems
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2 (SLES 11 SP2) for IBM Power Systems

The following APARs were fixed in this PTF (VRMF:
LI77164 - Test failures with large OpenMP thread counts
LI77165 - XLF error in SingleConversion
LI77166 - -qintsize=2 or 8 causes incorrect compiler error1
LI77127 - Internal compiler error at -O2 in xlfentry
LI77128 - Compiler no longer diagnoses array constructors values
LI77169 - Compiler error in xlfhot with -qintsize=8
LI77133 - Link errors due to multiple definitions
LI77134 - Internal compiler error in ASTI
LI77135 - Compilation hangs at -O3 in IPA
LI77173 - Internal signal error from ipa
LI77176 - December 2012 Update for XL Fortran for Linux, V14.1
LI77177 - December 2012 Runtime for XL Fortran for Linux, V14.1

* Some or all of the above APARs may have been originally fixed in another release of this product. In such cases fixes have been ported to this release, and APAR descriptions have been copied from the original APARs.

Latest updates
It is highly recommended to always use the latest PTF level. Click here for the list of latest product updates for IBM XL Fortran compilers. If required, the previous PTF (VRMF: can be obtained here.


Operating system:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 (RHEL 5.7)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (RHEL 6.2)
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 4 (SLES 10 SP4)
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2 (SLES 11 SP2)

Disk space:

- "addons" packages: 65 MB

Installation Instructions

RHEL 5, SLES 10 and SLES 11
See Chapter 4 "Installing an update" in the Installation Guide (PDF).


1) Please follow these additional instructions and you may also need this technote.

Note: If the 32-bit libstdc++ package is not installed on a target RHEL6 system, running programs compiled with the XL Fortran compiler may fail due to the missing shared library To resolve the issue, install the following 32-bit package from the RHEL6 distribution:

rpm -ivh libstdc++-4.4.4-13.el6.ppc.rpm

2) Important Note: Users of XL Compilers on RHEL6.1 may encounter some linker issues/errors. Please review the following technote for more details and workarounds to the linker issues/errors.

Download package

The download package, xlf.141.linux_ppc.dec2012.update.tar.gz, contains:


Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)?
xlf.141.linux_ppc.dec2012.update.tar.gz 24 Dec 2012 English 110754773 FC FTP

Technical support

For information about latest technical issues, changes to the existing behavior, as well as documentation corrections for this product, please refer to the on-line Readme.

Problems (APARS) fixed
LI77164, LI77165, LI77166, LI77127, LI77128, LI77169, LI77133, LI77134, LI77135, LI77173, LI77176, LI77177 , LI76992, LI77009, LI76994, LI77011, LI76996, LI76971, LI76972

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