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Troubleshooting dev container issues

Since the dev container feature is still in Beta, the following are some issues that might arise and solutions that can help you during your work with dev containers.

I have the Empty Building Dev Container dialog with disabled buttons

Try to check Docker and if it hangs, restart it.

For Windows 10, connection by SSH is very slow

Upgrade the OpenSSH version to 8.5 or later.

Git clone doesn't work and the opened project in client is empty despite added keys

Try to check the following:

  • Check if the OpenSSH Client is in your PATH in the System variables: C:\Windows\System32\OpenSSH\ and restart OS.

  • Run commands for running SSH agent and add keys.

  • Make permissions for SSH keys not so "open" to be able to add keys, otherwise the adding fails.

What does the Cannot extract devcontainer model from git repository error mean?

This error appears when you have an old Git version. Update your Git to 2.25 or later.

The password is requested even it is specified in settings

The case with the password authentication is not yet supported, as we use git clone via Docker, and it doesn't support passwords as args in this scenario.

Use containerd for pulling and storing images doesn't work

Currently, the containerd feature in Docker desktop is not supported.

Last modified: 11 February 2024