Either I miss something, or the whole chain lacks something.
Here’s my assumption:
The whole point of containerization in development, is to reduce the cost of environment setup, and create a prepared image with all the required pieces.
So, when I read that Laravel Sail is installing laravel via containerization, I get excited. Thus I install it via their instructions, and everything works.
Then the problem begins. Because:
- After a successful installation, I create a
gitrepo, with GitHub’s default laravel
- Then I
pushthe newly installed laravel app into my git repo.
- Then I ask a developer to start developing it. Please note that:
- He does not have PHP installed
- He does not have Composer installed
- He clonse the repo, and as per installation guide, runs
./venderfolder is correctly excluded in
- Thus his command results in:
bash: ./vendor/bin/sail: No such file or directory
- He Googles it of course, and finds out that people suggest to run
- He goes to install composer, then before that PHP, then all extensoins of PHP, then …
Do I miss something here? The whole point of containerization was to not install the required environment locally.
What is the proper way of running a laravel app, that is not installed from https://laravel.build, but is cloned from a git repo, WITHOUT having PHP or Composer installed locally?