In this tutorial, you will learn how to remove the package from laravel.
By the end of the article, you will able to remove package using composer remove command.
Let’s get started.
Remove Package from Laravel
So to remove the package from laravel, we use the composer remove command. This will remove the packages files from the vendor and from the composer.json as well.
composer remove package_name
Step by Step Instructions to Remove package in laravel
Step 1: Remove the package using composer remove command
So the first step is to remove the package using the composer remove command.
So lets I have to remove the package
realrashid/sweet-alert. I will type following command in the terminal
composer remove realrashid/sweet-alert
Step 2: Delete package files from config folder
In this step, you need to go the
config folder and delete all the files manually for that specific package.
So let’s say I am removing package realrashid/sweet-alert. So I will look for filenames which have package name
config folder and will delete them.
Step 3: Delete package tables from database
Most of the laravel package have some tables created in the database at the time of installation to store data and information.
So you might need to go to the database and search for the table which have prefix or suffix same as the package name.
So lets again assume i am remove the package
realrashid/sweet-alert. So i will check the tables in database if any table name starts or ends with
sweet-alert and will delete them.
Step 4: Remove package providers and aliases from config/app.php
Now the last step, we would remove the providers and aliases from the
These providers and aliases might added manually by you after the installation of the package.
So go to the
config/app.php and search for the package name in the providers and aliases array.
So once again let’s assume I am removing the package
realrashid/sweet-alert. So I will search for again suffix or prefix that match with package name.
'providers' => [ .............. SweetAlert\Namespace\SweetAlert::Class .............. ] 'aliases' => [ .............. 'SweetAlert'=> SweetAlert\Namespace\SweetAlert::Class .............. ]
In the above article, we have discussed step by step how to remove the package from the laravel. By this guide you can easily remove the package from laravel using the composer remove command.
Hope you like it. Let me know if you have any questions 🙂
See you soon and Happy Coding 🙂
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