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I can not build docker images and can not download packages from inside of the container.

In case you use docker containers in your VM it may happen that the building process of the containers will fail or you can not download packages. The reason is that docker can not connect to the internet. The problem is caused by different mtu values for the host and the docker container. To fix the problem you have to add the correct mtu value to the following file:


Add --mtu=1440 to the end of the ExecStart line in the [Service] section, like shown below:

ExecStart=/usr/bin/docker daemon -H fd:// --mtu=1440

Or you can add this to /etc/docker/daemon.json

      "mtu": 1440

In a last step you have to reload the daemon and restart docker:

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl restart docker

Now the docker build process should be successful.