How To Install Composer on CentOS 8

Install Composer on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Composer on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Composer is an incredible dependency manager tool used to install and upgrade libraries for dynamic, PHP applications and projects. This software used to facilitate the installation and update of the project dependencies which also show the appropriate versions required for the project requirements.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of Composer on CentOS 8.

Install Composer on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Composer on CentOS 8.

First, install the PHP CLI package and all other dependencies:

sudo dnf install php php-cli php-zip php-json

Now we can download the Composer installer:

php -r "copy('https://getcomposer.org/installer', 'composer-setup.php');"

Run the following command to install Composer in the /usr/local/bin directory:

php composer-setup.php --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer

Once successfully, verify your installation of Composer on CentOS 8 system:

$ composer
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/ ____/___  ____ ___  ____  ____  ________  _____
/ /   / __ \/ __ `__ \/ __ \/ __ \/ ___/ _ \/ ___/
/ /___/ /_/ / / / / / / /_/ / /_/ (__  )  __/ /
\____/\____/_/ /_/ /_/ .___/\____/____/\___/_/
                    /_/
Composer version 1.8.5 2019-11-09 16:46:47

Usage:
    command [options] [arguments]

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Composer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Composer on your CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official composer website.

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