Composer update to v4.4.0 become new install (update deleted local.php)

Your software
My Mautic version is: 4.4.0
My PHP version is: 7.4
My Database type and version is: MySQL 5+

Your problem
My problem is: Saw the tweet announcement about minor update to v4.4.0 - did an composer update and was greeted with “New Mautic Installation” page.

These errors are showing in the log:

Steps I have tried to fix the problem:

  • Noticed that local.php was gone after the composer update.
  • Restored only local.php file from v4.3.1 backup … Mautic site back up at v4.4.0 but I don’t know if that broke anything else …
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I experienced the same issue. Did a VM snapshot just before, so decided to rollback.

I have scripted the composer update for Mautic. I always do scripts for composer stuff after years of working with Drupal. The basic steps are:

  1. Copy local.php to safety
  2. Do a dry run composer: update composer update --with-all-dependencies --dry-run
  3. If looks OK run for real
  4. Copy back local.php
  5. Run migrations: /usr/bin/php /var/www/mautic/bin/console doctrine:migration:migrate
  6. Clear cache: rm -rf /var/www/mautic/docroot/var/cache/*

I’ve used this process on that last few Mautic updates without issue.

Mautic seems to be evolving rapidly, so having a snapshot is not a bad idea as well.


I think that should be probably documented. Especially if you said you tested it with success since few updates, it’s great to know it!

Hi folks!

@favourchi is working on updating the docs relating to installing/updating Mautic over this next week - it would be great to share some insights with her for the composer based side of things. Please drop into #composer on Slack (get an invite at Mautic Community On Slack) if you would like to contribute to making the docs better!


Here’s my script, I don’t do Slack but by all means share this with anyone, there’s nothing fancy in it but it does what I need.


# Set these for your installation

# Are we running as the mautic user? (probably www-data)
if [[ $EUID -ne 33 ]]; then
   echo "This script must be run as www-data" 
   exit 1

# Save local.php
cp $MDIR/docroot/app/config/local.php $BDIR

# Do dry run
cd $MDIR
composer update --with-all-dependencies --dry-run

# Check we are happy to run for real
while true; do
    read -p "Are you happy to run this for real?" yn
    case $yn in
        [Yy]* ) composer update --with-all-dependencies; break;;
        [Nn]* ) exit;;
        * ) echo "Please answer yes or no.";;

# Copy local.php back
cp $BDIR/local.php $MDIR/docroot/app/config
chmod g+w $MDIR/docroot/app/config/local.php

# Done

echo "Mautic Upgraded, running any migrations."

# Run any migration
/usr/bin/php /var/www/mautic/bin/console doctrine:migration:migrate

# Clear the cache
rm -rf $MDIR/docroot/var/cache/*

# Done

echo "Mautic updated, migrated and cache cleared"