Re: On boarding of a new CF system build pack for Rust

Borrmann, Andre

Hi Dan,


thanks for your reply. While a custom/community buildpack is a viable option my question is more related to an enterprise context. Which means, building enterprise applications and deploy them to CF. This would require reproducible build steps and thus should not be dependent on external hosted buildpacks. So either we would require the custom buildpack to be hosted within our enterprise boundaries or – the preferred option – being part of the CF stack itself, like JAVA buildpack, GO buildpack etc. (so it should be best listed here:


This kind of lead to the question how those buildpaks became system build packs and how could Rust become a part of this party. Where should this being requested and who would be responsible to get this “onboarding” kicked off.


Thanks in advance.





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Date: Saturday, 8. May 2021 at 08:04
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Subject: Re: [cf-dev] On boarding of a new CF system build pack for Rust




Not sure this exactly answers your question. I am also Rust fan and so a while back felt compelled to write a set of Cloud Native buildpacks (v3 buildpack) for Rust & contributed it to the Paketo community (Paketo is a CF Foundation project for implementations of the v3 cloud native buildpack spec).



I haven't tried it, but I'm pretty sure you could `pack build` images with this buildpack and `cf push -o` them onto CF. It's one extra step, but it should work. 


Maybe there'd be a way to retrofit it to work as a v2 CF buildpack? I think some folks were working on a wrapper a while back.




On May 6, 2021, at 12:18 PM, Borrmann, Andre via <> wrote:


Hi there CF community,


While Rust is still kind of a young but continuously growing language it has been voted to be one of the most beloved development languages several years in a row.

I’m wondering if there are any plans to provide a Rust “system buildpack” natively integrated into Cloud Foundry. If there are no such plans yet, I’d like to understand what the key drivers would be to achieve such a thing. What are the prerequisites and what are possible contributions to drive or support the efforts around this topic.


Thanks in advance for any pointers to achieve the goal of having a system buildpack for Rust available on Cloud Foundry.


Besst Regards,


André Borrmann

Development Expert

Strategic Projects | New Ventures and Technologies | Technology & Innovation

SAP SE, Konrad-Zuse-Ring 10, 14469 Potsdam, Germany



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