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Buildpacks provide framework and runtime support for apps. Buildpacks typically examine your apps to determine what dependencies to download and how to configure the apps to communicate with bound services.

When you push an app, Cloud Foundry automatically detects an appropriate buildpack for it. This buildpack is used to compile or prepare your app for launch.

Note: Cloud Foundry deployments often have limited access to dependencies. This limitation occurs when the deployment is behind a firewall, or when administrators want to use local mirrors and proxies. In these circumstances, Cloud Foundry provides a Buildpack Packager app.

About Buildpacks

For general information about buildpacks, see About Buildpacks.

System Buildpacks

Cloud Foundry includes a set of system buildpacks for common languages and frameworks. This table lists the system buildpacks.

Name Supported Languages, Frameworks, and Technologies GitHub Repository


Binary source


Go source


HWC source

Grails, Play, Spring, or any other JVM-based language or framework

Java source
.NET Core

.NET Core

.NET Core source


NGINX source

Node or JavaScript

Node.js source

Cake, Symfony, Zend, NGINX, or HTTPD

PHP source

Django or Flask

Python source
R *


R source

Ruby, JRuby, Rack, Rails, or Sinatra

Ruby source

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or NGINX

Staticfile source

* This buildpack is not distributed as part of Pivotal Application Service (PAS) v2.4. However, it is supported for use with PAS. You can download an offline version of this buildpack from Pivotal Network.

Community Buildpacks

You can find a list of unsupported, community-created buildpacks here: cf-docs-contrib.

Customizing and Developing Buildpacks

For information about customizing existing buildpacks and developing new buildpacks, see Customizing and Developing Buildpacks.

For information about updating and releasing a new version of a Cloud Foundry buildpack through the Cloud Foundry Buildpacks Team Concourse pipeline, see Using CI for Buildpacks. You can use this as a model when working with Concourse to build and release new versions of your own buildpacks.

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