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A collection of common build dependencies used for installing various modules, e.g., gems.
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The aarch64 organization is deprecated in favor of the more-specific arm64v8 organization, as per Please adjust your usages accordingly.

Supported tags and respective Dockerfile links

THESE IMAGES ARE VERY EXPERIMENTAL; THEY ARE PROVIDED ON A BEST-EFFORT BASIS WHILE docker-library/official-images#2289 IS STILL IN-PROGRESS (which is the first step towards proper multiarch images)


This image is built from the source of the official image of the same name (buildpack-deps). Please see that image's description for links to the relevant Dockerfiles.

If you are curious about specifically how this image differs, see the Jenkins Groovy DSL scripts in the tianon/jenkins-groovy GitHub repository, which are responsible for creating the Jenkins jobs which build them.

Quick reference

What is buildpack-deps?

In spirit, buildpack-deps is similar to Heroku's stack images. It includes a large number of "development header" packages needed by various things like Ruby Gems, PyPI modules, etc. For example, buildpack-deps would let you do a bundle install in an arbitrary application directory without knowing beforehand that ssl.h is required to build a dependent module.

How to use this image

This stack is designed to be the foundation of a language-stack image.

What's included?

The main tags of this image are the full batteries-included approach. With them, a majority of arbitrary gem install / npm install / pip install should be successful without additional header/development packages.

For some language stacks, that doesn't make sense, particularly if linking to arbitrary external C libraries is much less common (as in Go and Java, for example), which is where these other smaller variants can come in handy.


This variant includes just the curl, wget, and ca-certificates packages. This is perfect for cases like the Java JRE, where downloading JARs is very common and necessary, but checking out code isn't.


This variant is based on curl, but also adds various source control management tools. As of this writing, the current list of included tools is bzr, git, hg, and svn. Intentionally missing is cvs due to the dwindling relevance it has (sorry CVS). This image is perfect for cases like the Java JDK, where downloading JARs is very common (hence the curl base still), but checking out code also becomes more common as well (compared to the JRE).


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