I have some good news for you. The bootstrap variant, which we appropriately call bazel-bootstrap , should be released with bullseye in the near future (and with Ubuntu later this month).
Yeah. I saw that. I have been playing with sid since yesterday. bazel-bootstrap is surprisingly good:
``` INFO: Elapsed time: 75.096s, Critical Path: 51.63s INFO: 854 processes: 853 linux-sandbox, 1 local. INFO: Build completed successfully, 909 total actions ``` It works with a simple medium-sized C++ project. Great work!I will try it with larger and more complex projects next, and see how things go.
We'd love to have you help and I'm certainly happy to mentor and/or sponsor any Bazel-related work you want to do in Debian. Please feel free to subscribe to our discussion mailing list (this one) , our administrative mailing list on Launchpad , and our Salsa VCS group . We are currently working on improving support for Bazel within Debian  to eventually enable (simple) Bazel-based package builds.-Olek https://packages.debian.org/source/bullseye/bazel-bootstrap <https://packages.debian.org/source/bullseye/bazel-bootstrap>  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bazel-bootstrap <https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bazel-bootstrap>  https://lists.debian.org/debian-bazel/ <https://lists.debian.org/debian-bazel/>  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bazel-bootstrap <https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bazel-bootstrap>  https://salsa.debian.org/bazel-team/meta <https://salsa.debian.org/bazel-team/meta>  https://salsa.debian.org/bazel-team/meta/-/wikis/Workplan-Part-2 <https://salsa.debian.org/bazel-team/meta/-/wikis/Workplan-Part-2>
Subscribed. I have a question regarding Debian packaging, though. All Bazel projects seem to manage their own dependencies, and binaries are generally (shared) linked against libc only. If I remember correctly, Debian does not prefer the approach. How would a Bazel project/package comply with Debian practices?
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