We are setting up a Magento 2 store using Composer to manage packages whenever possible. This is working great for us, except that some third-party extensions we have purchased are not available to install via Composer. They require the extension to be manually copied into
However, at least one such manually-installed extension required a separate open source library that was not bundled with the extension. This dependency was specified in the extension's
composer.json file, but since the extension itself wasn't installed through Composer, it was not picked up by
Thus the question: is there any way to have Composer inspect the dependencies of manually installed extensions living in
app/code? If not, is the best approach here to simply copy & paste any dependencies into the main project
composer.json? That's pretty inelegant.
One solution would be to create our own private repository for each of these third-party extensions and then install them via Composer, despite the vendor instructions. We may eventually adopt that approach, but I'm wondering if there are other options.