Upgrade Laravel Installer

Categories: programming, laravel

Laravel 8 is to be released on September 8, 2020. Along with the framework upgrade is the change in Laravel Installer.

Up until Laravel Installer version 3.2.0, when you do laravel new <project-name>, the installer downloads the build from a build server. The build server will be shutdown couple months after Laravel 8 released.

Therefore, it’s important to run the composer update on the Laravel Installer.


  1. Edit $HOME/.composer/composer.json
  2. Update laravel/installer to ^4.0
  3. Run composer global update laravel/installer
  4. Verify by execute laravel --version
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