mnsami/composer-custom-directory-installer

A composer plugin, to help install packages of different types in custom paths.

1.1.1 2016-05-25 08:26 UTC

README

A composer plugin, to install differenty types of composer packages in custom directories outside the default composer default installation path which is in the vendor folder.

This is not another composer-installer library for supporting non-composer package types i.e. application .. etc. This is only to add the flexability of installing composer packages outside the vendor folder. This package only supports composer package types,

https://getcomposer.org/doc/04-schema.md#type

The type of the package. It defaults to library.

Package types are used for custom installation logic. If you have a package that needs some special logic, you can define a custom type. This could be a symfony-bundle, a wordpress-plugin or a typo3-module. These types will all be specific to certain projects, and they will need to provide an installer capable of installing packages of that type.

How to use

  • Include the composer plugin into your composer.json require section::
  "require":{
    "php": ">=5.3",
    "mnsami/composer-custom-directory-installer": "1.1.*",
    "monolog/monolog": "*"
  }
  • In the extra section define the custom directory you want to the package to be installed in::
  "extra":{
    "installer-paths":{
      "./monolog/": ["monolog/monolog"]
    }

by adding the installer-paths part, you are telling composer to install the monolog package inside the monolog folder in your root directory.

  • As an added new feature, we have added more flexability in defining your download directory same like the composer/installers, in other words you can use variables like {$vendor} and {$name} in your installer-path section::
  "extra": {
    "installer-paths": {
      "./customlibs/{$vendor}/db/{$name}": ["doctrine/orm"]
    }
  }

the above will manage to install the doctrine/orm package in the root folder of your project, under customlibs.

Note

Composer type: project is not supported in this installer, as packages with type project only make sense to be used with application shells like symfony/framework-standard-edition, to be required by another package.