Laravel It is unsafe to run Dusk in production error doing composer update

About Running Laravel Dusk in Production

Laravel Dusk is a testing framework and should not be on a production server. Laravel reads the .env file and then determines is the server is in production or local. If it’s in production, composer update will fail if it detects Laravel Dusk.

Three possible solutions to the problem exist:

  1. Don’t discover the package in composer.json
"extra": {
   "laravel": {
      "dont-discover": [

2. Check which environment exists before loading it

public function register()
    // Dusk, if env is appropriate
    if ($this->app->environment('local', 'testing', 'production')) {

For solutions 1 and 2, since Dusk is a dev dependency, you can also do this when deploying:

composer install --no-dev

3. (Not recommended) Temporary change from production to local




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