Supported tags and respective
For more information about this image and its history, please see the relevant manifest file (
library/debian). This image is updated via pull requests to the
docker-library/official-images GitHub repo.
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:jessie). Stable releases are also tagged with their version (ie,
debian:8 is an alias for
debian:7 is an alias for
The rolling tags (
debian:testing, etc) use the rolling suite names in their
/etc/apt/sources.list file (ie,
http://httpredir.debian.org/debian testing main).
The mirror of choice for these images is the httpredir.debian.org redirecting mirror so that it's as close to optimal as possible, regardless of location or connection. See the httpredir homepage for more information.
How It's Made
Additional interesting information is provided in files on the
dist branch of the relevant repository, namely the exact command used to build (
SUITE/build-command.txt), a full log of the build itself (
SUITE/build.log), and the "build manifest" (
SUITE/build.manifest, which lists the version numbers of all the packages included in the rootfs tarball).
Supported Docker versions
This image is officially supported on Docker version 1.10.3.
Support for older versions (down to 1.6) is provided on a best-effort basis.
Please see the Docker installation documentation for details on how to upgrade your Docker daemon.
Documentation for this image is stored in the
debian/ directory of the
docker-library/docs GitHub repo. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the repository's
README.md file before attempting a pull request.
If you have any problems with or questions about this image, please contact us through a GitHub issue. If the issue is related to a CVE, please check for a
cve-tracker issue on the
official-images repository first.
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.