A small image based on Debian designed for use in containers (by bitnami)

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  • 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):


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bitnami/minideb is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

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