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Requiring local composer package

9 months ago | Tutorial

The way to link to a local, in-development package is to first add in your main project's composer.json a repository, like this:

"repositories": [
        "type": "path",
        "url": "/full/or/relative/path/to/development/package"

You also need to either have a version specified in your development package's composer.json or the way I do it is to require the package using @dev, like this:

composer require "vendorname/packagename @dev"

It should output:

- Installing vendor/packagename (dev-develop)
Symlinked from /full/or/relative/path/to/development/package