Feb 142013

Version 2.4 has been released. Pick it up here


Raspbian Server Edition is Raspian with a lot of the GUI and other non-essential utilities stripped out. It’s meant to be used as an easy to deploy base for servers of any kind. It keeps the core of Raspbian with no extra utilities slapped on.


Raspbian Server Edition 2.3 is based on the 2013-02-09 release of Raspbian. Disk usage is down to around 570 megabytes.

I’ve stripped out approx 283 packages in this release. The full list can be found here.

An image is also available for your downloading pleasure.
The tar.gz version can be found here

SHA1 Hash :
5ca2ea00f9378f64d27451e3abd0cc16a984bb80 RSEv2.3.tar.gz

Please support the continued development of Raspbian Server Edition by donating !

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Dec 312012

** UPDATE **
Version 2.3 has been released

I have updated Raspbian server edition with a packagelist that I have stripped out of the 2012-12-16 version of Raspbian.
The packagelist can be found here, and the script to remove them can be found here. 242 packages were removed from the original Raspbian installation.

To use it, download the script and the package list to the same directory, and then run the command ./pkgs.sh pkgs.txt as root to remove the packages.
An image will be available soon.

An image is now available for download.
You can get it here

SHA Signatures for the 2 files
f263d744ed646244cc5278bf5665cdca4d2a8231 RSEv2.2.zip
27814fec6a35a39aa48f1405db03196571080d56 RSEv2.2.img

** Update **
Forgot to mention for any new Linux users, if you are using the image straight off the bat, you may want to regenerate the SSH Server keys for security reasons.
The commands to do this are :

ssh-keygen -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key -N '' -t rsa
ssh-keygen -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key -N '' -t dsa

Aug 212012

*Update* Version 2.1 is out

Hey Everyone.

I’ve updated Raspbian Server Edition. Cut down the size of the download by a lot thanks to some suggestions on the forums.
I’ve also updated raspi-config with some options for RSE. I will add more as I think of them, but for now that’s all the changes.

You can get RSEv2 from –
Here (ad supported)

Any feedback will be very welcome.
Thanks !