Missing Python wheel package building from source


I tried building TensorFlow from source following “Build from source”. I cloned the GitHub repo and checked out the latest 2.16.1 tag. Everything went well with bazelisk managing bazel’s versions, and yet I was missing the final Python wheel package. I found that I had to manually ran bazel-bin/tensorflow/tools/pip_package/build_pip_package with a directory argument to have the wheel package built. I installed the wheel and it seems to work fine for me, but I’m still wondering if that’s normal. I would appreciate some input. My OS is Arch Linux on kernel version 6.8.4-arch1-1; I specified only the system-wide Python installation and NOT a virtualenv one, nor was I building from within a virtualenv; ROCm, CUDA and Clang support were all disabled; compiler flags were -march=native -Wno-sign-compare. Thanks!