sandbox: No longer change the user to 'nobody' by default.

This can be reactivated by passing the --sandbox_fake_username flag
to Bazel.

Reasoning: 'nobody' has a non-existent home directory on many Linux
distros, leading to issues when tools try to stat / read / write to the
home directory.

Related to #2688.

RELNOTES: The Linux sandbox no longer changes the user to 'nobody' by
default, instead the current user is used as is. The old behavior can be
restored via the --sandbox_fake_username flag.

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README.md

Bazel (Beta)

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Bazel is a build tool that builds code quickly and reliably. It is used to build the majority of Google's software, and thus it has been designed to handle build problems present in Google's development environment, including:

  • A massive, shared code repository, in which all software is built from source. Bazel has been built for speed, using both caching and parallelism to achieve this. Bazel is critical to Google's ability to continue to scale its software development practices as the company grows.

  • An emphasis on automated testing and releases. Bazel has been built for correctness and reproducibility, meaning that a build performed on a continuous build machine or in a release pipeline will generate bitwise-identical outputs to those generated on a developer's machine.

  • Language and platform diversity. Bazel's architecture is general enough to support many different programming languages within Google, and can be used to build both client and server software targeting multiple architectures from the same underlying codebase.

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