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Updating Drush to the Latest Stable Version

Latest Drush Version Default in Use

Drush 12.3.0 the stable was released 12 Oct 2023
More Drush releases followed after that date.
Many options to change to
  1. 1.
    "drush/drush": "~12.0",
  2. 2.
    "drush/drush": "~11.0 || ~12.0",
  3. 3.
    "drush/drush": "^11.0",
  4. 4.
    "drush/drush": "@stable",
The root composer.json file for the default Varbase Project template was changed "drush/drush": "~12.0", for easier support, update, and upgrade processes in development and production servers. In Varbase 9.0.16 release drush was changed to ~12.0.

Basic Ways to Update Drush

Updating drush in the root composer.json file for a project.

1. Edit the composer.json file

Use any text editor and change to "drush/drush" to the following
"drush/drush": "~12.0",

2. Run a Composer Command

composer require "drush/drush:~12.0" --dev

Varbase Versions and Drush Versions

Drush and the Update Helper

The Update Helper ~4.0 is using "drush/drush": "~12.0" and the Drupal Core Generator package is using "chi-teck/drupal-code-generator": "^3.0"
  • Issue #3393654: Updated the Update Helper module from 3.0.4 to 3.0.4 || 4.0.0 to support Drush ~12.0 and kept needed patches
  • Issue #3393644: Updated Checklist API module from 2.1.1 to ~2.1.0 and removed committed patches
In require of the module
composer.json · 4.0.x · project / update_helper · GitLab
GitLab
Update Helper composer.json file has "drush/drush": "~12.0"
This module has the Drush command. In order to execute it properly, you have to use Drush installed with your project. In the case of composer build, it's: [project directory]/vendor/bin/drush
They started to ask developers to use the drush command. not the one in the global, the one in the vendor.

Drush Use in Varbase

Not recommended to use the local global drush or the server global drush

Use the Direct Drush from Vendor

Change the directory in the terminal to the project directory.
cd [project directory]
Run the following command for example:
./vendor/drush/drush/drush cr
Then command will use the local drush command directly from vender in case the following composer config was not in the root composer.json file for the project
"bin-dir": "bin/",

Use the Aliased Drush Command From the Bin folder

The default Varbase Project template has the "bin-dir": "bin/",composer config in the root composer.json file.
If the current working directory was the docroot folder in the opened terminal
cd [project directory]/docroot
Run the following command for example:
../bin/drush cr