jmadsen jmadsen - 1 year ago 193
PHP Question

Composer package dependencies are not loading with main package

I have a composer package that in turn should load a couple of dependencies, but is not.

My top level (testing project) composer,json:

"require": {
"php": ">=5.6.4",
"laravel/framework": "5.3.*"
"require-dev": {
"fzaninotto/faker": "~1.4",
"mockery/mockery": "0.9.*",
"phpunit/phpunit": "~5.0",
"symfony/css-selector": "3.1.*",
"symfony/dom-crawler": "3.1.*",
"jrmadsen67/mahana-generator-scaffolding": "dev-master@dev"

(full file here: - (I've tried with "minimum-stability": "dev" but that did not make any difference)

"require": {
"php": ">=5.4",
"illuminate/support": "~5.0"
"require-dev": {
"phpunit/phpunit": "~4.0",
"phpspec/phpspec": "~2.1",
"jrmadsen67/mahana-laravel5-generators": "dev-master",
"laracasts/generators": "dev"

can be found here:

is a several years old project. Both the Generators dependent packages load fine individually; the issue is something in how I am trying to call them from the parent composer.json, I'm sure.


Answer Source

I cloned your jrmadsen67/mahana-generator-scaffolding repo, did composer installand got the following error:

The requested package laracasts/generators dev exists as laracasts/generators[1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, dev-master] but these are rejected by your constraint.

So, I forked your repo, changed the laracasts/generators constraint to "dev-master" instead. Then, I tested my fork and it seemed to install fine.

I made PR, but it's a simple fix you can make in about 2 seconds if this helps out your issue.

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