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Sun C 5.9 SunOS_sparc Patch 124867-01 technical support is happening?

3525076 Member Posts: 3

We are using Sun C 5.9 SunOS_sparc Patch 124867-01 in our project, so requesting you to know whether the technical support is still giving for these versions, so that we will plan our project to use the latest version. Kindly feel free and revert me ASAP.


  • Vishwanath B -Oracle
    Vishwanath B -Oracle Member Posts: 119 Employee
    edited Aug 18, 2017 5:49AM

    Please be informed that this is latest patch available for c compiler on Solaris 9

    Patch 124867-16: Sun Studio 12: Patch for C 5.9 compiler

    Kindly read the below article to know more about Solaris Releases and Their Lifetime Support Period End.

    Solaris Operating System End Of Life Matrix (Doc ID 1001343.1)


    Vishwanath B

  • 3525076
    3525076 Member Posts: 3
    edited Aug 18, 2017 5:28AM

    Thanks for your quick reply Vishwanath, I am able to open the provided link but unable to add the required information in the opened page. so could you please provide any other source or provide any document available for the same.

    Also requesting you to provide information whether Sun C 5.9 SunOS_sparc Patch 124867-01 is open source or not?

  • Vishwanath B -Oracle
    Vishwanath B -Oracle Member Posts: 119 Employee
    edited Aug 18, 2017 5:57AM

    Check this link for more information. You would get all information you are looking for. 

    Go to page number 37.


    Vishwanath B

  • Steve.Clamage-Oracle
    Steve.Clamage-Oracle Oracle Studio C++ Project Lead Santa Clara, CA, USAMember Posts: 775
    edited Aug 18, 2017 12:17PM

    Vishwanath has provided helpful pointers showing where to find answers to your questions. I can provide more direct answers to your specific questions.

    C 5.9 is part of Sun Studio 12, released in 2007. Premier support for Studio 12 ended in 2012. Extended support for Studio 12 ended in 2015. Patches can still be downloaded, but no new patches will be released.

    Patch 124867-01 has been obsoleted by a series of later patches, 124867-16 being the final patch, replacing all earlier patches. The later patches include everything that was in earlier patches, with  additional updates. The obsoleted patches are no longer available.

    Studio patches are not open source.

    Possible courses of action for you:

    1. (recommended) Update to the current Studio 12.6 release

    Oracle Developer Studio

    and (just to be safe) rebuild all your code. However, if you are using a compiler from 2007, you may also be running an old Solaris version. If so, Studio 12.6 can't be used. The Studio Component Matrix

    Oracle Solaris Studio Component Matrix

    shows which Studio releases are compatible with which Solaris releases and updates. Perhaps a recent release will run on your Solaris version. If so, you can upgrade to that Studio release. You can verify the Solaris version and update level on a system by running the command

        % cat /etc/release

    2. Update your Studio installation to the latest patches on your systems.

    3. If you saved the original downloaded patch 124867-01, you can apply it to other installations of Studio 12 on Sparc Solaris.

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