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Composer Proxy

composer-proxy can cache package information for composer repository. It's an effective way to use composer when central repository ( server is too far.

There is an available server in Japan. (

System Requirement

  • PHP5.3+

How to install

Clone it.

$ git clone

Resolve dependencies with composer (See

$ cd /path/to/app
$ composer install

Change permission for cache directories

$ cd /path/to/app
$ chmod 777 cache
$ chmod 777 web/proxy

Copy configuration file and modify for your needs

cp config.ini.dist config.ini

Example: Configure web server (Apache)

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
  Options -MultiViews

  RewriteEngine On
  RewriteBase /path/to/app/web
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
  RewriteRule ^ index.php [QSA,L]

Example: Configure web server (Nginx)

server {
      listen 80;
      listen [::]:80 default_server ipv6only=on;

      root /path/to/app/web;
      server_name localhost;

      location / {
              index index.php index.html index.htm;
              try_files $uri @rewriteapp;

      location @rewriteapp {
              rewrite ^(.*)$ /index.php/$1 last;

      location ~ \.php(/|$) {
              fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
              fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.*)$;
              include fastcgi_params;
              fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
              fastcgi_param  HTTPS off;

Register the script to crontab

php /path/to/app/console.php cache:clear-old-file

cache:clear-old-file command can delete old cache file. packages.json (the root file to define packages) is deleted every 5 minutes (default) by this command. Other file TTL is 6 months.

  • --ttl (-t) : TTL of packages.json. default is 300 seconds.
  • --dry-run : Show the action without real remove operations.
  • --without-hashed-file : You can ignore to delete package definition file.
  • --hashed-file-ttl : TTL of package definition file. default is 15,552,000 seconds. (6 months)

You can change TTL by options of this command.

If you need to delete all of the cache information, you can delete by following command.

php /path/to/app/console.php cache:clear-all


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