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How To Install Composer on Linux Mint 20

Install Composer on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Composer on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Composer is an incredible dependency manager device used to put in and upgrade libraries for dynamic, PHP applications and projects. This application used to facilitate the installation and replacement of the assignment dependencies which also shows the proper variants required for the assignment 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 a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).

Install Composer on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Step 2. Installing dependencies.

Run the following commands to install the required dependencies:

sudo apt install php-cli unzip

Step 3. Installing Composer on Linux Mint 20.

We are downloading and installing the Composer with the following commands:

cd ~
curl -sS -o composer-setup.php

To install composer globally, use the following command which will download and install Composer 2 as a system-wide command named composer, under /usr/local/bin:

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

Run the following command to test your installation:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Composer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Composer on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Composer website.

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