user1995781 user1995781 - 1 month ago 30
PHP Question

Installing specific laravel version with composer create-project

The fastest and simplest way of installing Laravel is via composer command. From the laravel docs (, it shows that we can install it with this:

composer create-project laravel/laravel your-project-name --prefer-dist

But, when you run the above command, it will grab the latest version of Laravel. How can I control it if I want to install latest version of 4.0.x? Or, 4.1.x when 4.2 is out?


From the composer help create-project command

The create-project command creates a new project from a given
package into a new directory. If executed without params and in a directory with a composer.json file it installs the packages for the current project.
You can use this command to bootstrap new projects or setup a clean
version-controlled installation for developers of your project.

You can also specify the version with the package name using = or : as separator.

To install unstable packages, either specify the version you want, or use the --stability=dev (where dev can be one of RC, beta, alpha or dev).

This command works:

composer create-project laravel/laravel=4.1.27 your-project-name --prefer-dist

This works with the * notation.