Rules ForeignCc

Rules for building C/C++ projects using foreign build systems (non Bazel) inside Bazel projects.

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Rules ForeignCc is designed to help users build projects that are not built by Bazel and also not fully under their control (ie: large and mature open source software). These rules provide a mechanism to build these external projects within Bazel's sandbox environment using a variety of C/C++ build systems to be later consumed by other rules as though they were normal cc rules.


To use the ForeignCc build rules, add the following content to your WORKSPACE file:

load("@bazel_tools//tools/build_defs/repo:http.bzl", "http_archive")

    name = "rules_foreign_cc",
    # TODO: Get the latest sha256 value from a bazel debug message or the latest 
    #       release on the releases page:
    # sha256 = "...",
    strip_prefix = "rules_foreign_cc-51152aac9d6d8b887802a47ec08a1a37ef2c4885",
    url = "",

load("@rules_foreign_cc//foreign_cc:repositories.bzl", "rules_foreign_cc_dependencies")


Please note that there are many different configuration options for rules_foreign_cc_dependencies which offer more control over the toolchains used during the build phase. Please see that macro's documentation for more details.