How to update Laravel installer to 4.x or Up
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Today Laravel announced that they would shut down the old Laravel installer. That means the old installer will no longer do the magic of scaffolding your Laravel project. From now on, you have to use the new installer to start your next Laravel project.
⚠️ Reminder: we will be shutting down the old Laravel Installer servers at the end of the month. Please make sure your "laravel/installer" package that is globally installed on your machine is at version 4.0 or greater. ⚠️— Laravel (@laravelphp) October 22, 2020
So if you want to install Laravel with the friendly well-known
laravel new. command, you need to update the old Laravel installer to a new version (4.0). That's our topic for today.
What is Laravel Installer?
Laravel installer is a CLI tool that allows you to start your Laravel project with ease. To create a Laravel project, you just need to run the following command
Fantastic tool, isn't it?
Now let's update the installer and make your day easier.
Updating the Laravel installer is not as easy as installing it from scratch. It requires a little bit of extra attention. I will demonstrate two methods to do the same.
But before that check your Laravel installer version by using
laravel --version command.
If the the version is below 4.0 follow this tutorial otherwise we don't need to worry.
Method 1: Composer global update
The easiest method to Update the Laravel installer package is to update it globally.
To update it, run the following command
composer global update laravel/installer
Method 2: Uninstall and Reinstall
If the first method is not working for you you might uninstall the package and reinstall it that's what exactly we will do in this method.
First, uninstall the Laravel Installer package using the following command.
composer global remove laravel/installer
Now, Reinstall the package using the following command.
composer global require laravel/installer
That's it easy isn't it. Now you can continue creating your awesome Laravel project without worrying.?
Happy Coding 👋