Supported tags and respective
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 httpredir.debian.org so that it's as close to optimal as possible, regardless of location or connection.
$ docker run debian:jessie cat /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie-updates main deb http://security.debian.org jessie/updates main
Supported Docker versions
This image is officially supported on Docker version 1.6.2.
Support for older versions (down to 1.0) is provided on a best-effort basis.
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.
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.