Beginning on May 3rd 2019, Oracle E-Business Suite application tier patches for Releases 12.2, 12.1, and 12.0 on IBM AIX on Power Systems will be built with version 12.1 of the IBM XL C/C++ compiler, which includes new runtime and utilities packages. Customers who plan to apply patches built after May 3rd 2019 to their Oracle E-Business Suite environment must first ensure they meet all the new requirements.
This change is needed because IBM is discontinuing support of the previous XL compiler (version 11) that was formerly used for building Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 patches.
We are announcing this change now to give our customers time to prepare for, and be compliant with, all requirements for patches generated after the May 3rd 2019 date.
We recommend you review the following documentation for all new requirements relating to the IBM AIX on Power Systems platform: