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jessie Convert to Debian Jun 27, 2014
oldstable Fix "latest" and the symlinks that never could have worked :) Jun 27, 2014
sid Switch to "" entirely (no more "httpredir" usage) Oct 20, 2016
stretch Switch to "" entirely (no more "httpredir" usage) Oct 20, 2016
LICENSE Add LICENSE (Apache 2.0) May 3, 2017 Add deprecation notice Jun 7, 2017
components Add initial "slim" variant support Nov 4, 2016
mirror Switch to "" entirely (no more "httpredir" usage) Oct 20, 2016 Update mkimage symlink Aug 8, 2014
slim-excludes Add initial "slim" variant support Nov 4, 2016


This repository is now deprecated in favor of, which builds reproducible Debian rootfs tarballs using

About this Repo

This is the Git repo of the Docker official image for debian. See the Docker Hub page for the full readme on how to use this Docker image and for information regarding contributing and issues.

The full readme is generated over in docker-library/docs, specificially in docker-library/docs/debian.


This image is maintained by tianon and paultag, who are Debian Developers.


This image is built using contrib/ from, where the interesting bits live in contrib/mkimage/debootstrap. The file here is a symlink to my local copy of that script (which enables it to find the debootstrap script it needs).

The master branch contains the scripts and is where any "development" happens, and the dist branch contains the built tarballs and the build logs.