basedevcontainer VS minideb

Compare basedevcontainer vs minideb and see what are their differences.


Base development Docker image used by other development Docker images (by qdm12)


A small image based on Debian designed for use in containers (by bitnami)
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basedevcontainer minideb
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18 1,584
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7.7 5.0
28 days ago 16 days ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of minideb. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-02-21.
  • Minideb: A small image based on Debian designed for use in containers
    1 project | | 5 Jun 2021
  • Minimal base images roundup
    3 projects | | 21 Feb 2021
    Ah, yeah it's a little more confusing because it's using the debootstrap tool ( to build the container image filesystem. You can see all the gory logic here: and It's a bunch of shell scripting that's not really meant to be interpreted by anyone that isn't a debian expert though, so don't feel bad if it looks really confusing. I think the overall thing is that minideb installs the absolute bare minimum system with debootstrap and even strips out a few essential packages like trusted SSL CAs, etc. If you need anything (including those essential packages) you're meant to just install_packages install them--it's all using the same apt sources and packages as debian.
    3 projects | | 21 Feb 2021
    I really like minideb from bitnami:
  • Microsoft repo installed on all Raspberry Pi’s
    14 projects | | 3 Feb 2021
    Do you know why this is? Because it's part of the base file system. Here is a line from the build script for minideb (basically the smallest image needed to run a container):

What are some alternatives?

When comparing basedevcontainer and minideb you can also consider the following projects:

Lean and Mean Docker containers - DockerSlim (docker-slim): Don't change anything in your Docker container image and minify it by up to 30x (and for compiled languages even more) making it secure too! (free and open source)

bitnami-docker-drupal - Bitnami Docker Image for Drupal

stego-toolkit - Collection of steganography tools - helps with CTF challenges

geodesic - 🚀 Geodesic is a DevOps Linux Toolbox in Docker. We use it as an interactive cloud automation shell. It's the fastest way to get up and running with a rock solid Open Source toolchain. ★ this repo!


Visual Studio Code - Visual Studio Code

pi-gen - Tool used to create the Raspbian images

docker-dropbox - :whale: Dropbox in a Docker container

graylog-docker - Official Graylog Docker image

DietPi - Lightweight justice for your single-board computer!

docker4drupal - Docker-based Drupal stack

raspberrypi-sys-mods - A collection of Raspberry Pi-sourced system configuration files and associated scripts