Getting an “operation not supported” error when trying to RUN something while building a docker image

I’m trying to build a docker image with the following command:

docker build -f conf/Dockerfile -t my_app_name .

The Dockerfile starts with:

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    And it returns INFO[0000] operation not supported.

    Regardless of what I put after RUN (even RUN echo 1 fails)

    I tried running a shell in the intermediate docker image (docker run a7bb092… -it /bin/sh) but this just throws FATA[0000] Error response from daemon: Cannot start container a7bb092…: operation not supported

    How can I fix this?

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “Getting an “operation not supported” error when trying to RUN something while building a docker image”

    Well, turns out that if your machine had a kernel update but you didn’t restart yet then docker freaks out. Restarting the machine fixed that. Oops.

    This can happen if you do not have CONFIG_VETH selected in your kernel or don’t have lxc and cgroup.

    $ zcat /proc/config.gz | grep VETH

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