I want to use box-cutter/debian77 but when I try

vagrant box add box-cutter/debian77 https://atlas.hashicorp.com/box-cutter/debian77

I get

Downloading box from URL: https://atlas.hashicorp.com/box-cutter/debian77
Extracting box...e: 0/s, Estimated time remaining: --:--:--)
The box failed to unpackage properly. Please verify that the box
file you're trying to add is not corrupted and try again. The
output from attempting to unpackage (if any):

bsdtar: Error opening archive: Unrecognized archive format

what is wrong? I have instlalled all archivers (unar, bsdtar, bzip2,...)

Or where can I download the image manually?

I use Vagrant 1.4.3 on Ubuntu 14.10. the same command works on a friend using arch and on debian wheezy too


The URL you're providing is that of a web page I think, not a tarball. You just need to do this:

vagrant box add box-cutter/debian77
  • Then I get This command was not invoked properly. The help for this command is available below. Usage: vagrant box add <name> <url> [--provider provider] [-h] – rubo77 Jan 5 '15 at 22:22
  • Vagrant 1.7.1 didn't ask for the URL. What version are you using? – EricM Jan 5 '15 at 22:25
  • vagrant 1.4.3 on ubuntu – rubo77 Jan 5 '15 at 22:26
  • This seems to indicate 1.7 is a minimum requirement. Have you tried: vagrant init box-cutter/debian77 ; vagrant up or vagrant box add box-cutter/debian77 https://atlas.hashicorp.com/box-cutter/boxes/debian77/versions/1.0.8/providers/virtualbox.box? – EricM Jan 5 '15 at 22:43
  • Ok, I will try a newer version: askubuntu.com/questions/569339/… – rubo77 Jan 5 '15 at 22:45

You need to install a newer vagrant version.

I tried vagrant 1.6.5 and it works.

It seems 1.5 is required, see: https://github.com/coreos/coreos-vagrant/issues/112#issuecomment-43425522

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