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XL Fortran Runtime for AIX Fix Pack 8 (July 2014 PTF) for 14.1

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IBM XL Fortran Runtime for AIX has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 14.1, including all predecessor PTF content (PTF is equivalent to Fix Pack).

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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 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.

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 Fortran for AIX 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.

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Prerequisites include:

Operating system:

  • IBM AIX V5.3 TL 5300-07, or later
  • IBM AIX V6.1
  • IBM AIX V7.1
  • IBM PASE for i 6.1 with PTF SI30636, or later
  • IBM PASE for i 7.1

Disk space: 25 MB

Installation Instructions

Review the Installation instructions section in the README.

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Package xlfrte. contains the following fileset 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.

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 Fortran for AIX on the IBM Support Portal.

Review technote 1461170: Open APARs for Rational 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

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)?
xlfrte. 31 Jul 2014 English 50626744 FC

Technical support

The IBM XL Fortran for AIX, Runtime Environment is not supported as a stand-alone software product.

If you suspect a problem with the IBM XL Fortran Runtime Environment component 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 Fortran Runtime Environment component is available with the software subscription and support agreement for the XL Fortran Compilers. A suitable test case is required for defect support; review technote 1260804: Test case preparation for IBM XL compilers support for details.

Depending on your application, you may also need to install the IBM XL Fortran for AIX, V14.1 Utilities package. The Utilities package contains files that may be required by some third-party applications. Only download and install the Utilities package if instructed by your application provider.

Problems (APARS) fixed
IV62655, IV44250, IV33191, IV36457, IV37965, IV29473, IV31593, IV31555, IV31561, IV26399, IV26400, IV25642, IV49642, IV53317, IV56819

Document information

More support for: XL Fortran for AIX

Software version: 14.1

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: 4038072

Modified date: 2014-08-04