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Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for McAfee Agent 5.x
Technical Articles ID:   KB51573
Last Modified:  1/9/2019
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Environment

McAfee Agent (MA) 5.6.0, 5.5.x, 5.0.x

IMPORTANT: MA 4.8 reached End of Life (EOL) for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems on March 31, 2018. For details, see KB88098.

Summary

As Microsoft releases new operating systems or Service Packs, the original product guides might not reflect the current Technical Support policy for those platforms. Most of the following information is available in the product installation guides and Readme.txt files, but some of the information is available only in Product Management Statements published in the Knowledge Center.

NOTE: This information does not include details related to future cloud environment releases.

The following information details the McAfee products supported for use on workstation and server operating systems. Only current versions are included, because most customers upgrade to the latest Service Packs shortly after they are released.

Recent updates to this article:
 
Date Update
January 9, 2019 Added support for:
  • Fedora 28 (Server and Desktop) (64bit)
  • Fedora 29 (Server and Desktop) (64bit)
  • openSUSE Leap (42.3)
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.6
Updated: 
  • CentOS 7.6
  • RHEL 7.6
  • Ubuntu 18.10
January 8, 2019 Added Released to Support MA 5.5.1 Hotfix 1255966 to the Product release information table.
December 12, 2018 Added:
  • McAfee Agent 5.6.0 (General Availability release) for On-Premise. Multiple tables updated.
Updated:
  • Released to Support MA 5.5.1 Hotfix 1249692 in the Product release information table to show a new release date, December 12, to resolve another issue. See the Known issues article for details.
December 7, 2018 Added General Availability McAfee Agent 5.6 for cloud release details. Multiple tables updated.

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Product release information

To view the Known Issues article for MA 5.5.x, see KB90082.
To view the Known Issues article for MA 5.0.x, see KB83895.
 
MA Version Operating
System
Package
Build
Number
Extension
Build
Number
Release
Notes
Release
Date
MA 5.6.0
MA 5.6.0 (GA) Windows
​Mac
Linux
5.6.0.702 5.6.0.207 PD28068 December
11, 2018
MA 5.6.0 (For ePO cloud) (GA) Windows
​Mac
Linux
5.6.0.702 - December
8, 2018
MA 5.5.2
MA 5.5.2 (Extension only) 2 Windows - 5.5.2.117 PD27882 August
4, 2018
MA 5.5.1
MA 5.5.1 Hotfix 1255966 (RTS) 1
(1255966)
Windows
Linux
5.5.1.421 - n/a January 8,
2019
MA 5.5.1 Hotfix 1249692 (RTS) 1
(HF1249692)
Windows 5.5.1.413 - n/a December
12, 2018
MA 5.5.1 Hotfix 1256382 (RTS) 1
(HF1256382)
Windows 5.5.1.402 - n/a October
12, 2018
MA 5.5.1 Hotfix 1241166 (RTS) 1
(HF1241166)
Windows 5.5.1.401 - n/a October
10, 2018
MA 5.5.1 Hotfix 1242536 (RTS) 1
(HF1242536)
Windows 5.5.1.399 - n/a October
5, 2018
MA 5.5.1 Hotfix 1250620 (RTS) 1
(HF1250620)
Linux 5.5.1.398 - n/a October
5, 2018
MA 5.5.1 (Repost) Windows
​Mac
Linux
5.5.1.388
5.5.1.342
- PD27722
(Rev B)
October
3, 2018
MA 5.5.1 Hotfix 1248290 (GA)
(HF1248290)
Mac 5.5.1.374 - PD27974 September
11, 2018
MA 5.5.1 Hotfix 1247910 (GA)
(HF1247910) 
Linux 5.5.1.362 - PD27840 August
1, 2018
MA 5.5.1 Hotfix 1244953 (RTS) 1
(HF1244953)
Windows 5.5.1.348 - - June
27, 2018
MA 5.5.1 (GA) Windows
​Mac
Linux
5.5.1.342
 
5.5.1.124 PD27722 June 12, 2018
MA 5.5.0
MA 5.5.0 Hotfix 1230772 (RTS) 1
(HF1230772)
Windows
Mac
Linux
5.5.0.482
 
5.5.0.300 - March
22, 2018
MA 5.5.0 (GA) Windows
Mac
Linux
5.5.0.447
 
5.5.0.291 PD27369 December
19, 2017
MA 5.5.0 (RTS) Windows
Mac
Linux
5.5.0.421
 
5.5.0.273 - November
29, 2017
MA 5.0.x
5.0.6 Hotfix 1238995 (RTS)
HF1238995
Windows,
Mac
Linux
5.0.6.550 - n/a April
30, 2018
5.0.6 Hotfix 1230234 (RTS)
HF1230234
Windows,
Mac
Linux
5.0.6.491 - n/a February
28, 2018
5.0.6 Hotfix 1223599 (RTS)
HF1223599
Windows
Mac
Linux
5.0.6.463 - n/a January
31, 2018
5.0.6 Hotfix 1221322 (RTS)
HF1221322
Windows
Mac
Linux
5.0.6.406 - n/a January
2, 2018
5.0.6 Hotfix 1218645 (RTS)
HF1218645
Windows
Mac
Linux
5.0.6.387 - n/a November
30, 2017
5.0.6 Hotfix 1211288 (GA)
HF1211288
Mac only 5.0.6.347 - PD27270 September
25, 2017
5.0.6 (GA) Windows
Mac
Linux
5.0.6.220 5.0.6.107 PD27106 July
13, 2017
5.0.5 Hotfix 1188538 (GA)
HF1188538
Windows 5.0.5.739 - PD27078 May
18, 2017
5.0.5 (GA) Windows
Mac
Linux
5.0.5.658 5.0.5.131 PD26907 March
28, 2017
5.0.4 Hotfix 1179191 (GA)
(HF1179191)
Windows
Mac
Linux
5.0.4.470 - PD26893 February
21, 2017
5.0.4 Hotfix 1174804 (GA)
(HF1174804)
Windows 5.0.4.449 - PD26863 January
17, 2017
5.0.4 (GA) Windows
Mac
Linux
5.0.4.283 5.0.4.104 PD26645 August
11, 2016
5.0.3 (GA) Windows
Mac
Linux
5.0.3.272 5.0.3.141 PD26438 May
9, 2016
5.0.2 Hotfix 1110392 (GA)
(HF1110392)
Windows 5.0.2.333 - PD26386 February
25, 2016
5.0.2 Hotfix 1108716 (RTS)
(HF1108716)
Windows
Mac
Linux
5.0.2.285 - KB86012 December
1, 2015
5.0.2 Hotfix 1091027 (GA)
(HF1091027)
Windows 5.0.2.188 - PD26240 November
18, 2015
5.0.2 Hotfix 1085179 (GA)
(HF1085179)
Mac 5.0.2.185 - PD26140 September
21, 2015
5.0.2 (GA) Windows
Mac
Linux
5.0.2.132 5.0.2.118 PD26042 August
31, 2015
5.0.1 Hotfix HF1 (RTS) Windows 5.0.1.518 - n/a June
30, 2015
5.0.1 (GA) Windows 5.0.1.516 5.0.1.148 PD25735 June
16, 2015
5.0.0 Hotfix 1037455 (GA) 4
(HF1037455)
Linux 5.0.0.3082 - PD25778 February
19, 2015
5.0.0 (GA) 3, 5 Windows
Mac
Linux
- 5.0.0.481 PD25186 July
31, 2014
5.0.0 (GA) 5 Windows
Mac
Linux
5.0.0.2620
5.0.0.2710
- October
21, 2014

GA = General Availability
RTS = Released To Support (Managed Release)
 
McAfee investigated this issue and a solution is currently available. This solution is currently not generally available, but is in Released to Support (RTS) status. To obtain the RTS build, log on to the ServicePortal and create a Service Request (https://support.mcafee.com/ServicePortal/faces/serviceRequests/createSR). Include this article number in the Problem Description field.

See KB51560 for detailed information on release cycles.
2 MA 5.5.2 is an extension only release that includes new functionality.
3  Extension is contained only in ePO 5.1.1.
4 Security hotfix for SB10100.
5 MA 5.0.0 extensions and clients have a minimum ePO version requirement of ePO 5.1.1. New features available in the extension do not work with MA client versions earlier than 5.0.x.


NOTE: For version information for McAfee Agent 5.0.x, see KB82105.

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ePO
Version
MA
5.x.x
ePO 5.10.0 Yes
ePO 5.9.x Yes 1
ePO 5.3.0 and later 2 Yes
 
1 The MA 5.0.4.104 extension is the minimum extension version supported in ePO 5.9.0. MA 5.0.4.104 is backward compatible with previous MA clients.
 2 ePO 5.1.x reached EOL on December 31, 2017. ePO 5.3.x reaches EOL on March 31, 2019. For details, see KB88252.


IMPORTANT:
  • For timeline information about supporting new Service Packs and general policies, see KB50473.
  • "Latest Supported Service Pack or Update version" refers to the listed version and all previous versions, unless otherwise noted in the comments field.
Microsoft Client
Operating Systems
Latest
Supported
Service
Pack
MA
5.5.x
5.6.0
MA
5.0.5

5.0.6
MA
5.0.4
MA
5.0.3
MA
5.0.2
MA
5.0.0

5.0.1
Windows 10 (Version 1809) October 2018 Update
Windows 10 (version 1803) April 2018 Update
Windows 10 (version 1709) Fall Creators Update
Windows 10 (version 1703) Creators Update
(Home, Education, Enterprise, Professional, IoT Enterprise)
- Yes Yes No No No No
Windows 10 (version 1607) Anniversary Update
(Home, Education, Enterprise, Professional, IoT Enterprise)
- Yes Yes Yes No No No
Windows 10 (version 1511) November Update
Windows 10 (version 1507) GA
Windows 10 LTSB
(Home, Education, Enterprise, Professional, IoT Enterprise)
- Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Windows 8.1 to Go Win 8.1 Update Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Windows 8.1
(Professional, Enterprise)
Win 8.1 Update Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Embedded 8.1
(Professional, Standard, Industry)
Win 8.1 Update Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows 8.0 To Go - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Windows 8
(Professional, Enterprise)
- Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Embedded 8 5
(Professional, Standard, Industry)
- Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Point of Service 1.1 4 - No No No Yes Yes Yes
Windows 7 x32
(Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Professional, Ultimate)
1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows 7 x64
(Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Professional, Ultimate)
1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows 7 Embedded 5
(Enterprise, POSReady, Standard)
1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Vista x32 and x64
(Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate)

2

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows XP x32 1, 4
(Professional, Home)
3 No No No Yes Yes Yes
Windows XP x64 1, 4
(Professional, Home)
2 No No No Yes Yes Yes
Windows XP Embedded 2, 4, 5 3 No No No Yes Yes Yes
Windows Embedded
Standard 2009 4
3 No No No Yes Yes Yes
Windows Embedded
POSReady 2009 4
3 No No No Yes Yes Yes
Windows Embedded
POS (WEPOS) 3, 4, 5
- No No No Yes Yes Yes
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 1, 4

3

No No No Yes Yes Yes
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 1, 4

3

No No No Yes Yes Yes
 
1 Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. See KB78434 and KB85993 for more details.
2 Microsoft ended support for Windows XP Embedded on January 12, 2016.
3 Microsoft ended support for Windows Embedded for Point of Service on April 12, 2016.
4 MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support this version of Windows.
5 Support is limited to physical disks and not thin-client installations.

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IMPORTANT:
  • For timeline information about supporting new Service Packs and general policies, see KB50473.
  • "Latest Supported Service Pack or Update version" refers to the listed version and all previous versions, unless otherwise noted in the comments field.
Microsoft Server Operating Systems Supported
Service Pack
MA
5.5.x
5.6.0

 
MA
5.0.5

5.0.6
MA
5.0.4
MA
5.0.0

To
5.0.3
Windows Server 2019 Version 1809
(Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, Core)
- Yes Yes No No
Windows Server 2016 Version 1709
(Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, Core)
- Yes Yes No No
Windows Server 2016 Version 1607
(Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, Core)
- Yes Yes Yes No
Windows Server 2012
R2 with update
(Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, Foundation, Core)
- Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2
(Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, Foundation, Core)
- Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012
(Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, Foundation, Core)
- Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Storage Server 2012
R2 with update
- Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 - Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Storage Server 2012 - Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Small Business Server 2011 - Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2
(Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web, Core)
1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008
(Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web, Core) 3
2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Storage Server 2008 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Storage Server 2003 1, 2 2 No No No Yes
Windows Server 2003 1, 2
(Standard, Enterprise, Web)
2 No No No Yes
Windows Server 2003 R2 1, 2
(Standard, Enterprise, Web)
2 No No No Yes
Windows 2003
Small Business Server 1, 2
2 No   No No
Yes
Windows 2003
Small Business Server R2 1, 2
2 No   No No
Yes
 
1 Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. See KB81563 and KB85993 for more details.
 2  MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support this version of Windows Server. Windows Server 2003 SP2 is the minimum supported version.
3 The original released version of Windows Server 2008 was Windows Server 2008, build 6001: Service Pack 1. This version is the base and includes Service Pack 1. Both Service Packs 1 and 2 are supported.


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Apple Operating Systems MA 5.5.1
Hotfix
1248290
MA 
5.6.0 
MA
5.5.x
MA
5.0.6
Hotfix
1211288
 
MA
5.0.5

5.0.6
MA
5.0.4
Hotfix
174804 
MA
5.0.2
Hotfix
1085179

 
MA
5.0.1

5.0.2
5.0.3
5.0.4
MA
5.0.0


 
macOS 10.14, 10.14.1
(Mojave - 64-bit only)
Yes No No No No No No No
macOS (10.13 - 10.13.6)
(High Sierra)
Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
macOS (10.12.4 - 10.12.6) Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
macOS (10.12.2 - 10.12.3) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
macOS (10.12 - 10.12.1)
(Sierra)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OS X (10.11 - 10.11.6)
(El Capitan)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
OS X (10.10 - 10.10.5)
(Yosemite)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OS X 10.9.5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
OS X (10.9 - 10.9.4)
(Mavericks)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OS X 10.8
(Mountain Lion) 1
No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mac OS X 10.7
(Lion) 1
No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mac OS X 10.6
(Snow Leopard) 1
No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mac OS X 10.5
(Leopard)
No No No No No No No No
Mac OS X 10.4
(Tiger)
No No No No No No No No
 
1 MA 5.0.4 is the last agent version to support this version of OS X.



NOTE: The McAfeeSmartInstall.sh requires glibc 2.7 or later when installing native 64-bit McAfee Agent, and glibc 2.3.2 or later when installing 32-bit McAfee Agent from the Agent Deployment URL.
 
Linux Operating Systems MA
5.6.0
MA
5.5.1
Hotfix
1247910
 

 
MA
5.5.1
MA
5.0.5

5.0.6
5.5.0
MA
5.0.4 1
MA
5.0.2
5.0.3
MA
5.0.1
MA
5.0.0
Amazon Linux AMI 2016.x, 2017.x, and 2018.x Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Amazon Linux AMI 2014.x Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
CentOS 7.6 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
CentOS (7.1 - 7.5) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
CentOS 7.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CentOS 6.10 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
CentOS (6.6 - 6.9) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
CentOS (6.0 - 6.5) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CentOS (5.10 and 5.11) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
CentOS (5.0 - 5.9) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
Debian (9.0 - 9.5) No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Debian (8.0 - 8.9) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Debian (7.7 - 7.11) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Debian (7.0 - 7.6, 6.0 - 6.11 and 5.0 - 5.11) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
Fedora 29 (Server and Desktop)  Yes Yes No No No No No No
Fedora 28 (Server and Desktop)  Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Fedora 27 (Server and Desktop)  Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Fedora 22 - 26 (Server and Desktop) No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
 
OpenSUSE Leap 15 Yes No No No No No No No
openSUSE (13.0 - 13.2) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
openSUSE (12 -12.3 and 11 - 11.4) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
openSUSE Leap (42.3) Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
openSUSE Leap (42.1 and 42.2) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
openSUSE Tumbleweed 42.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.6 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Oracle Enterprise Linux (7.0 - 7.5) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.10 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Oracle Enterprise Linux (6  - 6.9) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Oracle Enterprise Linux (5.9 - 5.11) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Oracle Enterprise Linux (5.0 - 5.8) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (7.2 - 7.5) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (7.0 - 7.1) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (6.0 - 6.9) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (5.9 - 5.11) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (5.0 - 5.8) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15.0 Yes No No No No No No No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (12.0 - 12.3) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
(11.0 - 11.4 and 10.0 - 10.4)
No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15.0 Yes No No No No No No No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 
(12.0 - 12.4 and 11.0 - 11.4)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
(10.0 - 10.4)
No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension
(12 and 11)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 10 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
Ubuntu 18.10 Yes Yes No No No No No No
Ubuntu 18.04 Yes Yes No No No No No No
Ubuntu (17.04 and 17.10) No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Ubuntu 16.10 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Ubuntu 16.04  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ubuntu (15.04 and 15.10) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Ubuntu 14.10 (32-bit and 64-bit)  No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit and 64-bit)  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ubuntu (13.04, 13.10, 12.04 and 12.10) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ubuntu (11.04 and 11.10) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
 1  MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.

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HP-UX Operating Systems MA
5.x.x
Comments
HP-UX 11.31 No  
HP-UX 11.31 Itanium No  
HP-UX 11i v2 (build 11.23) No PA-RISC
HP-UX 11i v2 (build 11.23) Itanium No  
HP-UX 11i v1 (build 11.11) No PA-RISC


IBM AIX Operating Systems MA
5.x.x
Comments
AIX 7.1 (64-bit only) No Power PC 5, 6, and 7
AIX 5.3 TL 6 or later and 6.1 (64-bit only) No Power PC 5, 6, and 7


Oracle Operating Systems MA
5.x.x
Comments
Solaris 11 (64-bit kernel) No SPARC
Solaris 10 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) No SPARC
Solaris 9 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) No SPARC
Solaris 8 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) No SPARC


Virtual Platforms MA
5.x.x
Citrix XenDesktop Yes
Citrix XenServer Yes
ESX Yes
VMware Workstation Yes
VMware Player Yes
VMware Server Yes
Windows Server Hyper-V Yes


64-bit Processors MA
5.x.x
ItaniumV1 No
ItaniumV2 No
Other 64-bit processors running in 32-bit emulation No


The minimum CPU requirement is a Pentium-class processor.
CPU Platform MA
5.x.x
AMD Opteron Yes
AMD Athlon Yes
Atom Yes
Intel® Xeon® Yes
Intel Itanium No
Intel EM64T Yes
Intel Pentium Yes
Intel and AMD dual-core processor Yes
Intel Core2 Duo or Quad processor Yes
Power PC No

NOTE: McAfee Agent supports Power PC processor architecture only with macOS and AIX operating systems.

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