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I've cloned civicrm-core (4.7.28) and civicrm-drupal (switched to branch 8.x-4.7.28-rc) into my top level modules dir of my Drupal 8.4. I was able to install dependencies into vendor dir for civicrm-core using composer. I get the following errors when trying to do same for civicrm-drupal:

Loading composer repositories with package information Updating dependencies (including require-dev) Your requirements could not be resolved to an installable set of packages.

Problem 1 - The requested package civicrm/civicrm-core could not be found in any version, there may be a typo in the package name.

Potential causes: - A typo in the package name - The package is not available in a stable-enough version according to your minimum-stability setting see https://getcomposer.org/doc/04-schema.md#minimum-stability for more details. - It's a private package and you forgot to add a custom repository to find it

From what I gather the problem is simply a path issue, as civicrm-core 4.7.28 is in a peer dir. As it seems bad practice to modify the composer.json file to point to local path and I wish to keep core/drupal projects in separate dir, there must be a simple solution which I've been unable to stumble on thus far.

Any suggestions?

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UPDATE: You can use this method but instead of a version 5.x in the composer command specify dev-master.

You can also use buildkit with e.g. target d8rec-clean. See https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-drupal-8/pull/37


OLDER:

Here's what I've been doing. I don't think it's the ideal solution and am curious if anyone else has a better way.

  1. Use the roundearth installer as normal to install the latest "numbered" version. (https://gitlab.com/roundearth/drupal-civicrm-project)

  2. Hack the vendor/roundearth/civicrm-composer-plugin/src/Handler.php file so that:

    (a) getCivicrmCoreVersion() returns 'NIGHTLY'

    (b) addMissingCivicrmFiles() uses https://download.civicrm.org/latest/civicrm-NIGHTLY-drupal.tar.gz as the civicrm_archive_url.

  3. Delete vendor/civicrm/civicrm-core

  4. Run composer require civicrm/civicrm-core:dev-master civicrm/civicrm-drupal-8:dev-master

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