How To Install Composer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Composer on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Composer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Composer is an application-oriented package manager for PHP distributed under an open-source MIT license. It functions as some sort of project manager that helps the programmer manage dependencies that will be used on a project to project basis. Composer is also commonly used to bootstrap new projects based on popular PHP frameworks, such as Symfony and Laravel.

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 the Composer on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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).
  • A 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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2

Step 2. Installing PHP and Additional Dependencies.

Now execute the following command on the command line to install PHP and cURL to your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install wget php-cli php-zip unzip

Step 3. Installing Composer on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, the Composer is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the Composer installer using wget command:

wget -O composer-setup.php https://getcomposer.org/installer

After the Composer has been downloaded, then execute the following command on the command line to install and setup composer on the Linux Ubuntu system:

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

Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of Composer:

composer -V

To see the various options available to use Composer, run:

composer -h

Step 4. Test Composer Installation.

To test your installation, run:

composer

Output:

root@idroot.us:~# composer
Do not run Composer as root/super user! See https://getcomposer.org/root for details
Continue as root/super user [yes]? y
     ______
    / ____/___  ____ ___  ____  ____  ________  _____
   / /   / __ \/ __ `__ \/ __ \/ __ \/ ___/ _ \/ ___/
  / /___/ /_/ / / / / / / /_/ / /_/ (__  )  __/ /
  \____/\____/_/ /_/ /_/ .___/\____/____/\___/_/
              /_/
    Composer version 2.3.5 2022-06-22 10:39:00

 Usage:
   command [options] [arguments]

 Options:
   -h, --help                     Display help for the given command. When no command is given display help for the list command
   -q, --quiet                    Do not output any message
   -V, --version                  Display this application version

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Composer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Composer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Composer website.

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