Enforces LTS or current versions of Symfony components

dev-master 2019-03-09 13:21 UTC


Using symfony/symfony makes Composer install all Symfony Components, all in the same version. But when using the standalone packages, Composer might install dependencies in a different major version (symfony/validator v2.8 is compatible with symfony/translation v3.0 for instance).

This is fine if you don't want to stick to Symfony LTS versions and if your code does not use these transitive dependencies.

This package allows you to force Composer to always use an LTS or current version of Symfony Components, whether they are explicitly listed as a project's dependency or installed transitively.

For example, without this metapackage, running composer update may result in upgrading some packages to unsupported versions:

By requiring this package, Composer will ensure you never update to an unsupported version:

Note that this package is meant to be used by projects. Library authors SHOULD NOT use it, except maybe in the "require-dev" Composer section.

This package is similar to symfony/lts, but instead allows mixing and matching of different major versions provided they are all LTS or current. See for the latest information on supported versions.


Use the Composer command line:

composer require colinodell/symfony-lts-or-current dev-master

Versioning Policy

Because support for LTS and current versions changes over time, this package is only available as dev-master.