A cli tool for creating Laravel packages
Latest commit 84dc5f8 Nov 3, 2016 @ericcch ericcch committed with Fix undefined $packages variable (#26)


Laravel Packager

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This package provides you with a simple tool to set up a new package and it will let you focus on the development of the package instead of the boilerplate.


Via Composer

$ composer require jeroen-g/laravel-packager

Then add the service provider in config/app.php:


Available commands



$ php artisan packager:new MyVendor MyPackage

Result: The command will handle practically everything for you. It will create a packages directory, creates the vendor and package directory in it, pulls in a skeleton package, sets up composer.json, creates a service provider, registers the package in config/app.php and the app's composer.json.


$ php artisan packager:new MyVendor MyPackage --i
$ php artisan packager:new --i

The package will be created interactively, allowing to configure everything in the package's composer.json, such as the license and package description.

Remarks: The new package will be based on league/skeleton, plus a Laravel service provider.

Get & Git


$ php artisan packager:get https://github.com/author/repository
$ php artisan packager:git https://github.com/author/repository

Result: This will register the package in config/app.php and in the app's composer.json file. If the packager:git command is used, the entire Git repository is cloned. If packager:get is used, the package will be downloaded, without a repository.


$ php artisan packager:get https://github.com/author/repository --branch=develop
$ php artisan packager:get https://github.com/author/repository MyVendor MyPackage
$ php artisan packager:git https://github.com/author/repository MyVendor MyPackage

It is possible to specify a branch with the --branch option. If you specify a vendor and name directly after the url, those will be used instead of the pieces of the url.



$ php artisan packager:tests

Result: Packager will go through all maintaining packages (in packages/) and publish their tests to tests/packages.


$ php artisan packager:tests MyVendor MyPackage

Remarks: If a tests folder exists, the files will be copied to a dedicated folder in the Laravel App tests folder. This allows you to use all of Laravel's own testing functions without any hassle.



$ php artisan packager:list

Result: An overview of all packages in the /packages directory.



$ php artisan packager:remove MyVendor MyPackage

Result: The MyVendor\MyPackage package is deleted, including its references in composer.json and config/app.php.

Issues with cURL SSL certificate

It turns out that, especially on windows, there might arise some problems with the downloading of the skeleton, due to a file regarding SSL certificates missing on the OS. This can be solved by opening up your .env file and putting this in it:



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Please see contributing.md for details.



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