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Converter from a Drush makefile to composer.json


This code is an alpha proof of concept, and you should only use it at your own risk. You're very much likely to have to edit the composer.json afterwards.

Pull requests are welcome, but the project is not being maintained on an ongoing basis. Feel free to fork the original repository at https://github.com/jpstacey/drush-m2c as much as you like.


This has been written to work with Drush 6.x, and is unlikely to work with later versions of Drush. As mentioned under the warning above I'll be happy to look at pull requests.


Install this in your .drush folder:

$ git clone git@github.com:jpstacey/drush-m2c.git ~/.drush/m2c
$ drush cc drush

Then use the m2c command, specifying a makefile:

$ drush m2c path/to/drush-m2c/make_to_composer.drush path/to/makefile.make > path/to/composer.json

This will convert the makefile into a composer.json on standard output, so as you can see above we're piping that to an actual JSON file.

What Composer doesn't do

A limitation of installers is that it doesn't cope with building a runnable core-plus-contrib: your files will be in the following locations:

  • modules/
  • themes/
  • profiles/
  • libraries/
  • vendor/drupal/drupal/ <- core

You will need to manually rearrange these files to get your build to work. However, this is a task that is very much suited to Drush instance:


This supports composer.json, in the above format, as of 7.x-1.2.

Patches can also be applied using the jpstacey/composer-patches Packagist project: