If you are like me then you have probably written the following code a lot as the first command in your Dockerfile:
RUN apt-get update && apt-get install git wget
or maybe you need to build a C program to run in your container and use something like this:
RUN apt-get update && \ apt-get install autoconf automake gcc
It turns out that you can replace both of these scenarios with a base container image from the buildpack-deps library repository.