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Build commands stopped working

My build commands suddenly stopped working on digitalocean laravel app. Here is the error log. Anyone know whats wrong?

0.21.2 watchdog-3.0.0 wcwidth-0.2.6 webcolors-1.12 webencodings-0.5.1 websocket-client-1.4.2 widgetsnbextension-4.0.5 yarl-1.9.2 zipp-3.16.2
[2023-09-26 21:55:06] │ -----> Downloading NLTK corpora…
[2023-09-26 21:55:06] │  !     'nltk.txt' not found, not downloading any corpora
[2023-09-26 21:55:06] │  !     Learn more: https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/python-nltk
[2023-09-26 21:55:14] │ Running custom build command: composer update
[2023-09-26 21:55:14] │ composer require laravel/ui
[2023-09-26 21:55:14] │ composer dump-autoload
[2023-09-26 21:55:14] │ bash: composer: command not found
[2023-09-26 21:55:14] │ bash: line 1: composer: command not found
[2023-09-26 21:55:14] │ bash: line 2: composer: command not found
[2023-09-26 21:55:14] │ building: exit status 127
[2023-09-26 21:55:14] │ ERROR: failed to build: exit status 1
[2023-09-26 21:55:15] │ 
[2023-09-26 21:55:15] │ 
[2023-09-26 21:55:15] │ For documentation on the buildpacks used to build your app, please see:
[2023-09-26 21:55:15] │ 
[2023-09-26 21:55:15] │    Node.js  v0.3.6    https://do.co/apps-buildpack-node
[2023-09-26 21:55:15] │    Python   v2.234.4  https://do.co/apps-buildpack-python
[2023-09-26 21:55:15] │ 
[2023-09-26 21:55:15] │  ✘ build failed
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alexdo
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September 27, 2023

Heya,

Have you made any changes to the repository itself, e.g. moving files to different directories, etc.? As per Bobby’s reply, The App Platform looks for composer.json or index.php to detect a PHP application.

Additionally, if you’ve restricted access to the repository you might experience a similar issue.

Hope that this helps!

Hi there,

It looks like that the App Platform is only detecting Node.js and Python in your project.

The App Platform looks for any of the following to detect a PHP application:

  • composer.json
  • index.php

If you don’t have one of those in the build directory that you’ve specified, the PHP buildpack will not be included:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/app-platform/reference/buildpacks/php/

Can you confirm if this is the case?

Best,

Bobby

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