If you encounter the “Failed to download Laravel from dist” error while working with Laravel 10, it is likely due to the absence of the zip extension and unzip/7z commands on your system. This error prevents the successful download of Laravel from the distribution (dist) repository.
What causes this error?
The error occurs when the required zip extension and unzip/7z commands are not installed on your system. The zip extension is necessary for extracting the Laravel package, while the unzip/7z commands are used to unzip the downloaded file.
How to resolve the issue
To fix this error, follow the steps below:
- Install the zip extension: Depending on your operating system, you can install the zip extension by running the appropriate command. For example, on Ubuntu, you can use the following command:
sudo apt-get install php-zip.
- Install unzip/7z commands: Similarly, install the unzip or 7z commands on your system. Again, the installation method may vary depending on your operating system. For Ubuntu, you can use the following command:
sudo apt-get install unzip.
- Retry downloading Laravel: Once you have installed the zip extension and unzip/7z commands, try downloading Laravel again. The error should no longer occur, and you should be able to proceed with your Laravel project.
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By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the “Failed to download Laravel from dist” error and continue working with Laravel 10 without any issues.