Supported tags and respective
What is Debian?
Debian is an operating system which is composed primarily of free and open-source software, most of which is under the GNU General Public License, and developed by a group of individuals known as the Debian project. Debian is one of the most popular Linux distributions for personal computers and network servers, and has been used as a base for several other Linux distributions.
About this image
debian:latest tag will always point the latest stable release (which is,
at the time of this writing,
debian:wheezy). Stable releases are also tagged
with their version (ie,
debian:wheezy is currently also the same as
The rolling tags (
debian:testing, etc) use the rolling suite
names in their
/etc/apt/sources.list file (ie,
deb http://http.debian.net/debian testing main).
The mirror of choice for these images is http.debian.net so that it's as close to optimal for everyone as possible, regardless of location.
$ docker run debian:wheezy cat /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy-updates main deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main
Supported Docker versions
This image is officially supported on Docker version 1.4.1.
Support for older versions (down to 1.0) is provided on a best-effort basis.
If you have any problems with or questions about this image, please contact us through a GitHub issue.
You can also reach many of the official image maintainers via the
#docker-library IRC channel on Freenode.
You are invited to contribute new features, fixes, or updates, large or small; we are always thrilled to receive pull requests, and do our best to process them as fast as we can.
Before you start to code, we recommend discussing your plans through a GitHub issue, especially for more ambitious contributions. This gives other contributors a chance to point you in the right direction, give you feedback on your design, and help you find out if someone else is working on the same thing.