Vagrant is a great tool to manage your development environments. Recently I wanted to add new box with Homestead to start working on another Laravel project but I was unable to download the box.
To add new box, I opened Terminal and typed:
vagrant box add laravel/homestead
After several seconds after downloading process began, below error was interrupting the whole process.
I found quite easy way to fix this. Open Terminal and go to your home directory
Now go to
This directory contains temporary file, that has been created when you first time tried to add new box. Remove it’s content:
rm -rf ~/.vagrant.d/tmp/
and try again but this time add additional parameter:
vagrant box add --insecure laravel/homestead
Download should start normally and finish without any interruptions.