[SOLVED] Laravel Error: Failed to open stream: No such file or directory bootstrap/autoload.php
You might get the following error while trying to run Laravel for the first time.
Warning: require(/var/www/laravel/bootstrap/../vendor/autoload.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/laravel/bootstrap/autoload.php on line 17
Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required ‘/var/www/laravel/bootstrap/../vendor/autoload.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear’) in /var/www/laravel/bootstrap/autoload.php on line 17
This error generally occurs when you download/clone Laravel from Github and then you put it in your web server. Then, you try to access it through your browser (e.g. http://localhost/laravel/public).
Though you have downloaded the Laravel code and put it in your server, there’s still missing dependencies (library files/codes) in the code. The missing dependencies should be installed in order to make Laravel run properly.
To solve this error, you need to install the missing dependencies via composer. Composer is a dependency manager tool for PHP. If you don’t have composer installed in your system then you need to install it first. You can get/download composer from here: https://getcomposer.org.
Once you have installed composer on your system/computer, then you need to follow the steps below to install the missing dependencies:
– Open terminal or command prompt
– Go to your Laravel directory
– For example, in Ubuntu Linux the web root is /var/www/, in Windows if you install Wampp in C: Drive then the web root will be C://wampp/www
– Suppose, you downloaded and copied the Laravel files in directory named ‘laravel’
– Then, your Laravel directory on your web server in Ubuntu will be /var/www/laravel
– You can go to that directory by running the following command on terminal:
– Run the following command
– This will install the required dependencies to run Laravel. It will take some time to install all the dependencies.
– Now, you should be able to access Laravel properly without any error, e.g.
If you already have run
composer install command and still getting the error, then you can try running the following command:
Note: If you are on Linux then you should also set write permission to
Here’s the command to do so:
sudo chmod -R 777 bootstrap/cache storage
Alternatively, the better way to create laravel project / install Laravel will be directly through composer. Instead of downloading/cloning Laravel from GitHub, you can run the following composer command in terminal/command-prompt:
– Go to your web server root (in Ubuntu, it’s /var/www/)
– Run the following command in terminal:
composer create-project laravel/laravel name-of-your-project
– This will create a directory with
name-of-your-project and install Laravel files in it
– This will also install all the required dependencies to run Laravel
– Then, you can simply browse
http://localhost/name-of-your-project/public to access Laravel
Hope this helps. Thanks.