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Add Support for Docker buildkit

If a user tries to use Docker buildkit, they get an error message:


buildkit not supported by daemon


According to the official docs (, the requirements are:
  • Docker 18.09
  • docker-ce x86_64, ppc64le, s390x, aarch64, armhf; or docker-ee x86_64 only
  • Network connection required for downloading images of custom frontends
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  • May 26 2019
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    Guest commented
    05 Aug 16:57

    It's supported in `setup_remote_docker` version `18.09.3`. See