On my local machine, I have php v7.0.3. A project of mine has a dependency on php v5.5.
So as expected, a simple run of
composer install crashes:
Your requirements could not be resolved to an installable set of packages. Problem 1 - This package requires php ~5.5 but your PHP version (7.0.3) does not satisfy that requirement.
I know I can ignore the platform via:
composer install --ignore-platform-reqs
yet I often forget to add the flag. Yet since the application runs inside a docker container, a mismatching php can install the dependencies just as fine.
So I am wondering if there is a way to make my local composer always assume
--ignore-platform-reqs in order to not having to type it.
I like to avoid setting an alias and have it work on composer config level.
It's recommended to fake php version, rather than ignore platform requirements. Add
composer config -g -eto edit it.
An example of sufficient config to fake php version:
It may have much more options though.