How To Install Composer on Debian 10 Buster

Install Composer on Debian 10 Buster

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Composer on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Composer is a dependency management tool for PHP similar to npm for Node.js and bundle for ruby. It permits you to declare the subordinate libraries your task needs and it will install them in your project for you.

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 Composer on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.

Install Composer on Debian 10

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:

Next, you should install some dependencies for Composer:

Step 2. Installing Composer on Debian.

First, following commands to download Composer Setup:

You should verify that the installer matches the SHA-384 hash for the data integrity of latest installer found on the Composer Public Keys or Signatures page by running the following command:

Then, check if installation script is corrupted:


Now run following command to install Composer globally inside /usr/local/bin directory:

Then, run following command to confirm the installation:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Composer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Composer on Debian 10 Buster system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Composer website.

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