The box 'laravel / homestead' could not be found


Trying to configure laravel 5.1.

Cloned the laravel/homestead

After cloning it to Home directory. Throwing error when tried to run the vagrant up command as below:

[email protected]:~/laravel/homestead$ vagrant up
Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider...
There are errors in the configuration of this machine. Please fix
the following errors and try again:

* The box 'laravel/homestead' could not be found.

I first tried with vagrant box add laravel/homestead

This command was not invoked properly. The help for this command is
available below.

Usage: vagrant box add <name> <url> [--provider provider] [-h]

        --checksum VALUE             Checksum
        --checksum-type VALUE        Checksum type
    -c, --clean                      Remove old temporary download if it exists.
    -f, --force                      Overwrite an existing box if it exists.
        --insecure                   If set, SSL certs will not be validated.
        --cacert certfile            CA certificate
        --cert certfile              The client SSL cert
        --provider provider          The provider that backs

Also tried passing url as the error shown, still failed. Atlast cloned from the git repo

1. vagrant -v : Vagrant 1.4.3

2. vagrant box add laravel/homestead


Downloading box from URL:
Extracting box...e: 0/s, Estimated time remaining: --:--:--)
The box failed to unpackage properly. Please verify that the box
file you're trying to add is not corrupted and try again. The
output from attempting to unpackage (if any):

bsdtar: Error opening archive: Unrecognized archive format

3. homestead :

Laravel Homestead version 2.0.17

  command [options] [arguments]

  -h, --help            Display this help message
  -q, --quiet           Do not output any message
  -V, --version         Display this application version
      --ansi            Force ANSI output
      --no-ansi         Disable ANSI output
  -n, --no-interaction  Do not ask any interactive question
  -v|vv|vvv, --verbose  Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal output, 2 for more verbose output and 3 for debug

Available commands:
  destroy    Destroy the Homestead machine
  edit       Edit the Homestead.yaml file
  halt       Halt the Homestead machine
  help       Displays help for a command
  init       Create a stub Homestead.yaml file
  list       Lists commands
  provision  Re-provisions the Homestead machine
  resume     Resume the suspended Homestead machine
  run        Run commands through the Homestead machine via SSH
  ssh        Login to the Homestead machine via SSH
  status     Get the status of the Homestead machine
  suspend    Suspend the Homestead machine
  up         Start the Homestead machine
  update     Update the Homestead machine image

What am i doing wrong?

Update your Vagrant. Vagrant Cloud was introduced in 1.5 IRC, hence your vagrant doesn't understand how to deal with command like vagrant box add laravel/homestead