This creates a conda environment based on dependencies listed in environment.yml. One of the dependencies, listed under the pip section of the yaml is mkl==2018.0.3. When creating the environment, conda attempts to do a pip install of mkl version 2018.0.3. Unfortunately, after downloading mkl, the environment creation invariably fails with the error
CondaValueError: pip returned an error
When running the same command locally – outside the Docker image – the environment is created successfully. I have also tried basing my image off of an Ubuntu image, and manually installing miniconda on top of it. The same error still occurs when I try to create the environment after these steps.