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Last Reviewed: June 06, 2023

Manage Custom Upstream Dependencies

Learn how to manage dependencies for your Custom Upstream.

This section provides information on how to manage dependencies for an existing Custom Upstream.

Add Dependencies to Your Upstream

  1. Clone the Git repository for your Custom Upstream.

  2. Require the Custom Upstream management package if you have not already:

    composer require pantheon-systems/upstream-management
  3. Run the composer upstream:require command for each dependency:

    composer upstream-require drupal/pkg-name [--no-update]
  4. Commit and push your changes.

Update Dependencies in Your Upstream

You may need to pin specific versions of your dependencies in your Custom Upstream. This is normally done with the composer.lock file. However, including the composer.lock file in the root of the Custom Upstream causes merge conflicts with your downstream sites. You can use the upstream:update-dependencies composer command to solve this problem.

  1. Run composer update-upstream-dependencies in your custom upstream repository. The upstream:update-dependencies command will:

    • Create or update a upstream-configuration/composer.lock file.

    • Create or update a upstream-configuration/locked/composer.json file with all packages from composer.lock and their pinned versions.

    • Update the top-level composer.json repositories section for upstream-configuration to use upstream-configuration/locked instead of just upstream-configuration (if not done previously).

  2. Commit the changes and begin using the pinned versions in your downstream sites. This allows you to make sure that you use specific versions for the packages in your Custom Upstream.

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