Beginning on February 16th 2014, Oracle E-Business Suite patches for Release 12 (12.0, 12.1, 12.2) on the IBM AIX on Power Systems platform will be built with a newer version of the IBM XL C/C++ compiler (version 11). Customers who plan to patch or upgrade their E-Business Suite environments after February 16th 2014 must meet all the new requirements prior to applying new patches generated after this date.
IBM has published an end of Support date for the compiler version (XL 9) that is currently used for Release 12 builds and patching.
We are announcing this to give time for our customers to prepare and to be compliant with all requirements for E-Business Suite patches generated after this February 16th 2014 date.
Please review the documents below for all new requirements required by the changes in the runtime and utilities packages on IBM AIX on Power Systems.