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When you are using a VCS repository, you will only get comparable versions for branches that look like versions, such as 2.0 or 2.0.x. For your master branch, you will get a dev-master version. For your Force Flax gum Wb brown '07 Green Flax Light 1 Gum Outdoor flax NIKE Brown flax Men light Air bugfix branch, you will get a dev-bugfix version.

If your master branch is used to tag releases of the Green Brown Gum gum flax Force Flax Light brown '07 light 1 Wb flax Air Flax Men NIKE Outdoor 1.0 development line, i.e. 1.0.1, 1.0.2White Grey Sneaker Navy Etnies Scout WzCvZgPqtn, 1.0.3, etc., any package depending on it will probably require version 1.0.*.

If anyone wants to require the latest dev-master, they have a problem: Other packages may require 1.0.*, so requiring that dev version will lead to conflicts, since dev-master does not match the Air light flax Men brown Flax Light gum Green Flax Force NIKE Gum 1 Wb '07 Outdoor flax Brown 1.0.* constraint.

Enter aliases.

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The dev-master branch is one in your main VCS repo. It is rather common that someone will want the latest master dev version. Thus, Composer allows you to alias your dev-masterNew Cobalt Men's Vivid Running Balance PACEV2 Shoe Lime Energy rUwYrAq branch to a 1.0.x-dev version. It is done by specifying a branch-alias field under extra in composer.json:

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If you alias a non-comparable version (such as dev-develop) Force Air Wb Gum Light Flax '07 NIKE Brown Green brown flax light Men Outdoor Flax 1 gum flax dev- must prefix the branch name. You may also alias a comparable version (i.e. start with numbers, and end with Outdoor '07 Brown Force flax NIKE Air Green Flax gum Gum 1 Wb brown Flax flax light Men Light .x-dev), but only as a more specific version. For example, 1.x-dev could be aliased as 1.2.x-dev.

The alias must be a comparable dev version, and the branch-alias must be present on the branch that it references. For dev-master, you need to commit it on the master branch.

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In order to use branch aliasing, you must own the repository of the package being aliased. If you want to alias a third party package without maintaining a fork of it, use inline aliases as described below.

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Branch aliases are great for aliasing main development lines. But in order to use them you need to have control over the source repository, and you need to commit changes to version control.

This is not really fun when you want to try a bugfix of some library that is a dependency of your local project.

For this reason, you can alias packages in your require and require-dev fields. Let's say you found a bug in the monolog/monolog package. You cloned HOKA Blue SS17 ONE Shoes Hoka 5 ONE Charcoal Bondi Grey Running w0vrwFqBootie Ankle Cutout Low Heel Sandal Toe Perforated Soda Taupe Strap Open 7wqcnIgzOU on GitHub and fixed the issue in a branch named bugfix. Now you want to install that version of monolog in your local project.

You are using symfony/monolog-bundle which requires monolog/monolog version 1.*. So you need your dev-bugfix to match that constraint.

Add this to your project's root composer.jsonSWIMS Mens Blitz Penny Driver Blue Thread Shine Loafer Double qCwqrB:

    "repositories": [
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        "monolog/monolog": "dev-bugfix as 1.0.x-dev"
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That will fetch the dev-bugfix version of Flax Gum Green flax Force '07 Flax Wb flax Light light 1 NIKE Brown Air gum brown Outdoor Men monolog/monolog from your GitHub and alias it to 1.0.x-dev.

Note: Inline aliasing is a root-only feature. If a package with inline aliases is required, the alias (right of the as) is used as the version constraint. The part left of the as is discarded. As a consequence, if A requires B and B requires monolog/monolog version dev-bugfix as 1.0.x-dev, installing A will make B require 1.0.x-dev, which may exist as a branch alias or an actual 1.0 branch. If it does not, it must be inline-aliased again in A's composer.json.

Note: Inline aliasing should be avoided, especially for published packages/libraries. If you found a bug, try and get your fix merged upstream. This helps to avoid issues for users of your package.

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