composer plugin to install packages grouped via symplify/monorepo-builder as path-symlinks

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v2.1.0-beta.0 2023-01-26 14:59 UTC

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Composer plugin intended to use in conjunction with symplify/monorepo-builder.

When having a repository of kind:

 ` bundles
    ` subproject1
    ` subproject2
 ` projects
    ` example1

where example1 has dependencies to monorepo/subproject1 you may like to install vendors, while keeping only a single copy of your subproject1. Symlinks aka. Path-Repositories to the rescue!

This also allows you to use the dependency before even publishing it to an external, without manually adding the path-repository to your composer.json


composer global require meeva/composer-monorepo-builder-path-plugin

That's all. Nothing to configure. It detects your monorepo_dir by traversing up to your merged composer.json, and search all other composer.json in subdirectories (vendor excluded).

Now if you do composer require monorepo/subproject1 within the path monorepo_dir/projects/example1 it should use a path-symlink to install the dependency to monorepo_dir/projects/example1/vendor.


Assuming you're gonna build a deploy version of your Project, this plugin is disabled if you're using --no-dev.

Also you can use the environment-variable COMPOSER_MONOREPO with one of these values:

  • force -> enable, even if --no-dev is present
  • skip -> disabled
  • anything else (default) -> enabled, unless --no-dev is present

Known Caveats

  • Performance is bad on Windows, but I'm sure you're used to it by now