Can not find autoload.php when running laravel in a docker container

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I solved the problem by:

  1. removing the volume from docker-compose.yml
  2. change the order of the COPY . . command and put it before RUN composer install
  3. removing the --no-autoloader


Answered By: Anoos Sb

Method #2

If you are getting an error that the autoload.php file cannot be found when running Laravel inside a Docker container, it is likely that the file path is not correctly configured in your container.

Here are some things you can try to fix the issue:

  1. Check that the file exists: Make sure that the autoload.php file exists in the expected location. If it doesn't, you will need to rebuild your Docker container to include the file.

  2. Verify file path: Double-check that the file path is correct. If you are using a volume to mount your code into the container, make sure that the volume is mounted at the correct location and that the file path matches the volume path.

  3. Run composer install: If the autoload.php file is missing, it's possible that some dependencies were not installed correctly. Run composer install in your local environment and rebuild your Docker container.

  4. Check your Dockerfile: Ensure that your Dockerfile properly installs the required dependencies and sets up your Laravel application, including copying the autoload.php file into the container.

  5. Restart Docker: Try restarting your Docker service and rebuilding your container to ensure that any changes you made take effect.

Hopefully, one of these solutions will help you resolve the issue and get your Laravel application running in your Docker container.


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