When I reinstall Debian 7 Wheezy on my VPS I can choose between Minimal and Normal Debian 7 image. I tried both and found that the Minimal image does not contain, for example, the sudo command and configured iptables.

Where can I find detailed information about the difference in installed and/or configured packages between the normal image and the minimal image?

  • Good edit, wish more users would do this.
    – Sven
    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:19
  • You may be confusing the ISO images with the install packages selected by tasksel. You can install a full Debian desktop from the minimal ISO if you choose to in the Software Selection step. If your VPS provider has a deployment named "debian minimal" (not a CD ISO), then they would have to tell you which packages/options they used to build the image.
    – jscott
    Apr 30, 2015 at 10:22
  • You are probably right. If you like put this in an answer and I will accept it.
    – HWende
    Apr 30, 2015 at 10:46


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