In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Composer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 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 a 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) server.
Install Composer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing dependencies packages.
Run the following commands to install the required dependencies at first:
sudo apt install php libapache2-mod-php php-mbstring php-xmlrpc php-soap php-gd php-xml php-cli php-zip curl
After the whole process is finished, check the version of PHP:
$ php -v PHP 7.4.3 (cli) (built: Jun 16 2020 20:46:22) ( NTS ) Copyright (c) The PHP Group Zend Engine v3.4.0, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies with Zend OPcache v7.4.3, Copyright (c), by Zend Technologies
Step 3. Installing Composer on Ubuntu 20.04.
Now, We are downloading and installing the Composer with the following commands:
curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
To make PHP Composer globally available, move it to the binary folder
sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/composer source ~/.bashrc
Finally, run the following commands if you want to verify the installed composer:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Composer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Composer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Composer website.