I'm new to both composer and laravel and I'm running into a problem with the very first step to getting started. I downloaded composer with:
curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
then I tried to install laravel with the command
/usr/bin/composer.phar global require "laravel/composer"
But as I was getting this error:
Could not find package laravel/composer at any version for your minimum-stability (stable). Check the package spelling or your minimum-stability
I googled around a little bit and ended up running
/usr/bin/composer.phar diag which mentioned
composer.json FAIL and
Checking pubkeys: FAIL along with a
You are not running the latest stable version run composer-self-update to update etc etc.
So as asked to do I ran
/usr/bin/composer.phar self-update which ran fine.
I ran the diag again and only got a fail on
Checking composer.json everything else checked out fine this time. Then I ran
/usr/bin/composer.phar global require "laravel/composer" once more but got the same stability error as I got previously. Can I fix this with a command or do I need to create a JSON file in the home .composer/ directory and what should be in there?
PS: I have no desire to run the virtual machine even though it would be a lot more starter friendly, my server machine is short on resources