Patrick Patrick - 1 year ago 393
PHP Question

Missing composer/zend command: development-enable

When I install Zend via

composer create-project -n -sdev zendframework/skeleton-application
as specified by Zend's main tutorial, I get a skeleton application that seems to work nicely.

However, when I follow this tutorial's advice to use
composer development-enable
, I get the following message:

Command "development-enable" is not defined.

Is anyone able to duplicate/fix this problem?

I would normally assume it's an issue with the bash $PATH value, but the
command by itself runs just fine, so I'm thinking it may be some other problem specific to this subcommand -- a missing dependency somewhere, for example.

Here is the relevant piece of the tutorial I am trying to follow:

(In case it helps for purposes of duplication: The CLI PHP version on my development server is 5.4.43. For reasons I won't bore you with, I can't update this CLI PHP to a newer version; the major release that Apache is using on my machine is 5.6.)

EDIT 1: Rerunning my installation using
composer create-project -s dev zendframework/skeleton-application
(as specified in the linked tutorial) still results in the same problem.

EDIT 2: Here is my shell input/output.

patrick [~/www/berlin-data]# composer create-project -n -sdev zendframework/skeleton-application
Installing zendframework/skeleton-application (2.3.3)
- Installing zendframework/skeleton-application (2.3.3)
Loading from cache

Created project in /home1/patrick/public_html/berlin-data/skeleton-application
Loading composer repositories with package information
Updating dependencies (including require-dev)
- Installing zendframework/zendxml (1.0.2)
Loading from cache

- Installing zendframework/zendframework (2.3.3)
Loading from cache

zendframework/zendframework suggests installing doctrine/annotations (Doctrine Annotations >=1.0 for annotation features)
zendframework/zendframework suggests installing ircmaxell/random-lib (Fallback random byte generator for Zend\Math\Rand if OpenSSL/Mcrypt extensions are unavailable)
zendframework/zendframework suggests installing ocramius/proxy-manager (ProxyManager 0.5.* to handle lazy initialization of services)
zendframework/zendframework suggests installing zendframework/zendpdf (ZendPdf for creating PDF representations of barcodes)
zendframework/zendframework suggests installing zendframework/zendservice-recaptcha (ZendService\ReCaptcha for rendering ReCaptchas in Zend\Captcha and/or Zend\Form)
Writing lock file
Generating autoload files

patrick [~/www/berlin-data]# cd skeleton-application/

patrick [~/www/berlin-data/skeleton-application]# composer development-enable

Command "development-enable" is not defined.

Answer Source

When you run the command

composer create-project -n -sdev zendframework/skeleton-application

This will create a directory in your current dir called skeleton-application inside of this directory is where you need to run the command:

composer development-enable

If this still doesnt work then something went wrong with install process.

The first command should give out put something like:

$ composer create-project -n -sdev zendframework/skeleton-application
Installing zendframework/skeleton-application (dev-master 941da45b407e4f09e264f0                                             00fb537928badb96ed)
  - Installing zendframework/skeleton-application (dev-master master)
    Cloning master from cache

Created project in C:\Users\<UserName>\Documents\skeleton-application
Loading composer repositories with package information
Installing dependencies (including require-dev) from lock file
  - Installing zendframework/zend-component-installer (0.3.0)
    Downloading: 100%

  - Installing zendframework/zend-stdlib (3.0.1)
    Downloading: 100%

Notice this line Created project in C:\Users\<UserName>\Documents\skeleton-application

Thats the directory you need to be in to run the command:

cd C:\Users\<UserName>\Documents\skeleton-application
composer development-enable

If that still didnt work, try specifying the version for downloading:

composer create-project -n "zendframework/skeleton-application":"dev-master"


As of writing this the skeleton application requires PHP "^5.6 || ^7.0". So if you are running a lower version composer wont install that copy. And the tutorials based on it may not work as expected.

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