Chris vCB Chris vCB - 24 days ago 12
PHP Question

Laravel error in /bootstrap/start.php: \Illuminate\Foundation\Application not found

So, I installed Laravel on a dev server (php5.5.3, standard installation, mcrypt installed), and I get the following error message:

Fatal error: Class 'Illuminate\Foundation\Application' not found in /[path_to_laravel_app]/bootstrap/start.php on line 14


Quite odd, and I haven't seen a solution to this file, although I've seen plenty of similar errors. Any advice welcome. Thanks!

Sam Sam
Answer

/bootstrap/start.php is created after composer install by running Laravel's php artisan optimize. I've had a lot of issues on this during upgrades of Laravel, but removing /bootstrap/start.php, composer.lock, and the vendor directory and re-running composer install should fix this issue.