This image contains a minimal Linux, glibc-based system. It is intended for use directly by "mostly-statically compiled" languages like Go, Rust or D.
Statically compiled applications (Go) that do not require libc can use the
gcr.io/distroless/static image, which contains:
- A /etc/passwd entry for a root user
- A /tmp directory
Most other applications (and Go apps that require libc/cgo) should start with
gcr.io/distroless/base, which contains all
of the packages in
Users are expected to include their compiled application and set the correct cmd in their image.