In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Composer on Fedora 38. Composer is a powerful dependency management tool for PHP that simplifies the process of including external libraries and packages in your PHP projects. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of installing Composer on Fedora 38, enabling you to manage dependencies efficiently and streamline your PHP development workflow.
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 the step-by-step installation of Composer on a Fedora 38.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 38.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Composer.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Composer on Fedora 38
Step 1. Before we can install Composer on Fedora 38, it’s important to ensure that our system is up-to-date with the latest packages. This will ensure that we have access to the latest features and bug fixes and that we can install Composer without any issues:
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
Step 2. Installing PHP.
We need to make sure that PHP is installed on our Fedora 38 system. To install PHP, enter the following command:
sudo dnf install php-cli php-json php-mbstring php-zip wget
Step 3. Installing Composer on Fedora 38.
Once PHP is installed, we can download the Composer installation script. To do this, enter the following command:
php -r "copy('https://getcomposer.org/installer', 'composer-setup.php');"
Now that we have the installer script, we can run it to install Composer. To do this, enter the following command:
php composer-setup.php --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer
Verify the installation by running the following command:
Step 4. Update Composer.
Remember to keep Composer updated to benefit from the latest features and security patches. You can update Composer at any time by running the following command:
sudo composer self-update
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Composer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Composer essential tool for PHP developers on your Fedora 38 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Composer website.