I’ve really been digging Laravel lately. Especially due to the wonderful documentation and amazing resources provided by Laracasts. Below are some notes on getting going on a local Ubuntu install. I am running Ubuntu 16.10 and these notes assume a fresh install.
Install PHP 7.0 and additional dependencies
sudo apt install php7.0 php7.0-zip php7.0-mbstring phpunit
Install Composer (Globally)
curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer
Install the Laravel CLI (Globally)
composer global require "laravel/installer"
Add globally installed composer commands to the PATH
Add the following to the end of your
# Add Composer to the PATH export PATH=$HOME/.config/composer/vendor/bin:$PATH
You can either source the
~/.bashrc file or open a new terminal window.
Verify everything works
You can do this by running
laravel new test_project. Then go to the directory where the new test_project is created with
cd test_project. Once you are in the new project directory install all local dependencies with
composer install and then run it with
php artisan serve. I ran into an issue right away that had to do with the APP_KEY. The error manifested itself as:
The only supported ciphers are AES-128-CBC and AES-256-CBC with the correct key lengths.
A great explanation is shown here but the steps to get a fully functional base install going are:
# Copy the .env.example file to .env cp .env.example .env # Generate App Key php artisan key:generate
Now if you run
php artisan serve you will see a fully running Laravel app. Happy Hacking!