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Sprint does not have an installation script. There are, however, two steps to do to make the system usable as a whole.

Automatic Install

If you already have Composer installed on your server then you can use the create_project command to create a new folder, clone the repo, and install any dependencies.

$ composer create-project sprintphp/sprintphp <install folder>

Currently, you'll need to ensure that you pass the dev-develop version as the final argument.

$ composer create-project sprintphp/sprintphp <install folder> dev-develop

As a final step in the installation script, Composer will automatically run a build script that will cleanup any temporary files that might have made it into the repo, as well as the sprint-specific tests, and any application modules that might have been accidentally saved to the repo. It will also generate a new encryption key for you and modify application/config/config.php to use that encryption key automatically.

You're now ready to skip to migrating the database.

Manual Install

If you do not want, or are unable to do the automatic install, then you can download the package, or do a git clone to get it on your server.

After you've extracted your files you should jump onto the command line, in your web root folder, and tell Composer to install the dependencies for you.

$ composer install

Next, you should get the autoload files generated so that all of Sprint's files can be found

$ composer dump-autoload

To take care of some post-install cleanup, and set your encryption key for you, you should run the following from the command line:

$ php build/build.php postCreateProject

When you need to get the most performance out the system, you will want to rebuild the autoload files using the optimization tag. This scans all of the files that are discoverable, like any PSR-0/4 compliant folders and builds a class map, significantly improving your speed since it already knows where all of the files are located and doesn't have to scan the filesystem.

$ composer dump-autoload -o

Migrate the Database

The next step is to get the database setup. This gets all of the tables for the authentication system, the email queue and more ready to go for you.

Make sure that you've edited your database config file with the appropriate settings (I always recommend copying it into application/config/development/database.php and using that instead - and using .gitignore to ignore that file. Helps keep things out of repos that no one else needs). Also, make sure the database exists.

Once that's ready, from the web root at the command line run the migrations:

$ php index.php database migrate

When it prompts you for information, just accept the defaults: the "app" group, and 'Y' you want to migrate to the latest version.


If you run into database errors during this step, your might need to pass along an ENGINE to use. This has happened when the user's MySQL database was using MyISAM tables by default, though we've designed it to work while using InnoDB tables. Since it's intended to be database-agnostic, we can't hardcode the engine in there.

To solve this issue, edit application/config/migration.php and add 'ENGINE' => 'InnoDB' to the migration_create_table_attr setting.

$config['migration_create_table_attr'] = [
    'ENGINE' => 'InnoDB'

Try running the migrations again and you should hopefully be back in business now.

Enjoy A Break

You're done!

Folder Permissions

On the development server, the following folders should be writeable. Some of these should remain writeable on production, like cache and logs but the rest can, and probably should, be locked down a bit.