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

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  • Setting up a packaging environment for Alpine Linux (introducing alpkg)
    4 projects | | 27 Mar 2023
    postgres:15-bullseye 2bb008a38e7c 379MB


    However, it is sometimes a good idea to benchmark the speed of different images, as sometimes a significant speed loss is possible.

  • I deleted 78% of my Redis container and it still works
    14 projects | | 16 Jul 2022
    as is stated initially, that goes back to how bitnami is building its Docker images, basing on a set of debian packages (minideb) - there's also a shell library/framework embedded that does useful things, but that makes you read more code when you go check how the sausage is made. That minideb is the basis for the higher CVE count compared to scratch or alpine images.

    > it’s a well-kept secret that no one wants to talk about

    the maintainer side most casual docker image users aren't aware of I'd rephrase, but bitnami at least documents the issue

  • Minideb: A small image based on Debian designed for use in containers
    1 project | | 5 Jun 2021
  • Minimal base images roundup
    3 projects | /r/kubernetes | 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.
  • Microsoft repo installed on all Raspberry Pi’s
    14 projects | /r/linux | 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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