- Christophe Jossart
CiviCRM is an old Drupal 7 friend and its relationships with Drupal 8 are in a pretty good way. Let's make them meet the Composer template for Drupal projects, a widespread setup that stores the vendor directory outside of the docroot.
Lando will host the party by spinning up a local environment, however this method should be generalizable with any other development environment.
Refer to this previous post to set up Lando.
Get Drupal and install it
Create a Drupal project
composer create-project drupal-composer/drupal-project:8.x-dev civi-drupal --stability dev --no-interaction
lando init --recipe drupal8 --webroot web
Give your app the CiviDrupal name then start Lando
Finally, install Drupal
lando drush site-install standard --account-name=admin --account-pass=admin --db-url='mysql://drupal8:drupal8@database/drupal8' --site-name=CiviDrupal
Your site should be available at http://cividrupal.lndo.site:8000
Get CiviCRM for Drupal 8
We will use the method provided by David Snopek in this gist with CiviCRM 5.6.0.
Run the following commands at the root of the civi-drupal directory.
# Set CiviCRM version
# Repositories aren't inherited from requirements, so we have to put this one from civicrm-core/composer.json again
composer config repositories.zetacomponents-mail vcs https://github.com/civicrm/zetacomponents-mail.git
# Require civicrm-core at the requested version.
composer require "civicrm/civicrm-core:$CIVICRM_VERSION"
# Run 'bower install'
(cd vendor/civicrm/civicrm-core && bower install)
# Download the latest Drupal package to copy some stuff that's
# generated by the build and included in release tarballs.
wget -O /tmp/civicrm.tar.gz https://download.civicrm.org/civicrm-$CIVICRM_VERSION-drupal.tar.gz
tar -xzf /tmp/civicrm.tar.gz -C /tmp
# Copy the 3rd party dependencies. Should be done via Composer at a later stage.
cp -r /tmp/civicrm/packages vendor/civicrm/civicrm-core/
# Setup the civicrm-version.php
cat /tmp/civicrm/civicrm-version.php | sed -e 's/Drupal/Drupal8/' > vendor/civicrm/civicrm-core/civicrm-version.php
# Copy sql
cp -r /tmp/civicrm/sql vendor/civicrm/civicrm-core/
# Copy some misc other things
cp /tmp/civicrm/civicrm.config.php vendor/civicrm/civicrm-core/
cp /tmp/civicrm/CRM/Core/I18n/SchemaStructure.php vendor/civicrm/civicrm-core/CRM/Core/I18n/
cp /tmp/civicrm/install/langs.php vendor/civicrm/civicrm-core/install/
rm -rf /tmp/civicrm.tar.gz /tmp/civicrm
Get Drupal 8 CiviCRM module
Get the module from GitHub. We will use the 5.7.x-dev that requires CiviCRM Core >=5.4.0
composer config repositories.civicrm-drupal vcs https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-drupal-8.git
composer require civicrm/civicrm-drupal-8:5.7.x-dev
Go to /admin/modules and enable the CiviCRM Core module.
You will have this error while trying to access /civicrm in the browser.
Sorry, due to an error, we are unable to fulfill your request at the moment. You may want to contact your administrator or service provider with more details about what action you were performing when this occurred. DB Constraint Violation - contact_id should possibly be marked as mandatory for DashboardContact,create API. If so, please raise a bug report.
To get rid of it, go back to Drupal, logout and login again. See CRM-19878.
Allow CiviCRM to be accessed from the docroot
(cd web/libraries/ && ln -s ../../vendor/civicrm/civicrm-core civicrm)
Configure then the CiviCRM Resource URL at /civicrm/admin/setting/url?reset=1, set the following value:
Thanks to klaas for the cms.root token!
Allow CiviCRM to access the extern directory
The scripts from this directory have to bee accessed directly, they are used for e.g. the CiviMail click through counters (url.php). Direct access to these scripts will be prevented by the default .htaccess directives.
Make the scripts available by including this .htaccess override in the /libraries/civicrm/extern/ directory:
Let then know civicrm.config.php where to find the civicrm.settings.php file (/app/web/sites/default/civicrm.settings.php in this example).
Execute scheduled Jobs via the cron
Install CV (the CiviCRM CLI) then execute this command via a system cron, in the docroot.
cv api Job.execute
Happy CiviCRM hacking!