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XL C/C++ Runtime for Linux Fix Pack 8 (January 2014 Update) for 10.1

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IBM XL C/C++ Runtime for Linux has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 10.1 including all predecessor fix packs.

Download Description

If you wish to run an application developed using the IBM XL C/C++ for Linux, V10.1 compiler, but do not have the corresponding version of compiler installed, then you need to install the Runtime Environment package.

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 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.

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.

The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page to browse for additional information centers or the XL C/C++ for Linux library to review additional documentation.

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.

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

Find technical developer content and resources.


Operating system (one of):

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 (RHEL 5.2)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2 (SLES 10 SP2)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES 11)


  • You can use any of the IBM Power Systems servers that support the Linux distributions.

Disk space:

  • Runtime Environment packages: 45 MB

Installation Instructions

Review the Installation instructions in the README.

Special Instructions for RHEL 6:

If the 32-bit libstdc++ package is not installed on a target RHEL6 system, running programs compiled with the XL C/C++ 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

The version number 4.4.4-13 may vary depending on the version and update level of the RHEL6 distribution used.

Addons Package: Depending on the application, in addition to the Runtime Environment package, you may also need to install the Addons package. 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.

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.

Download package

Package vacpp.rte.101.linux_ppc.jan2014.update.tar.gz contains the following content:


How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a maintenance release. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.


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

The following defects were not resolved in this release:

There are no known defects to report.

Change history

What's new

No new features or functions.

Click the link in the Download Options column:

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)?
vacpp.rte.101.linux_ppc.jan2014.update.tar.gz 28 Jan 2014 English 2108320 FC

Technical support

The IBM XL C/C++ for Linux 10.1 Runtime Environment is not supported as a stand-alone product.

If you suspect a problem with this C++ Runtime Environment while using it with a third-party application, contact your application provider for support.

Full support (installation, defect support, and general questions) for this C++ Runtime Environment is available as part of the software maintenance agreement for the IBM XL C/C++ for Linux 10.1 compiler.

Problems (APARS) fixed
LI77805, LI77807, LI76922, LI76924, LI75913, LI75915, LI75854, LI75826, LI75895, LI75866, LI75614, LI75617, LI75025, LI75027, LI74436, LI74437, LI74448, LI76151, LI76152, LI76266, LI76187, LI76217, LI76218, LI76189, LI76595, LI76597

Document information

More support for: XL C/C++ for Linux
C++ Runtime

Software version: 10.1

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 4036902

Modified date: 30 January 2014

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