This page attempts to document how to create a Debian image for Docker.

The following is work in progress WITHOUT ANY WARANTY

The package ships the /usr/share/ script which may be used to create a Docker image for Debian (or Ubuntu) using debootstrap, and with or without further tweaks.

Note that due to bug #740855 /usr/share/ needs to be patched at the moment.

You may create an image for the stable suite (using the minbase debootstrap variant) with :

.../ $USER/minbase stable

The image may then be used with :

sudo run -i $USER/minbase:stable echo "hello world"

See also if you want to use a manual debootstrap install (without the upstream's contrib script's tweaks).

A dockerfile may also directly the following directive :

FROM debian:sid