I'm installing Magento 2.2 via command line using

php bin/magento setup:install --backend-frontname="my-admin-value" --db-host=my.db.host --db-name=dbname --db-user=dbuser --db-password=dbpass --base-url="http://example.com" --language=en_US --timezone="Europe/Bucharest" --currency="EUR" --use-secure=1 --base-url-secure="https://example.com/" --admin-user=adminUser --admin-password=AdminPass --admin-email="me@example.com" --admin-firstname=John --admin-lastname=Doe --use-rewrites=1

And it works fine, but now I want to install it and skip the at least 2 core modules because I don't need them. Let's say they are Magento_Bundle and Magento_BundleImportExport.
(Ignore the fact that there might be dependent module on these. I don't care for now. Let's say I can disable the modules when installing via UI wizard).
How can I do that? Is it even possible? Is there a parameter I need to pass to the command?
I've tried running the command with -h but nothing comes up related to modules.

  • I am always installing Magento 2 via meta package via composer, and those packages/modules are in the composer.json so it does not seem to me that you can prevent them from installing. – Bunyamin Inan Nov 7 '17 at 19:09

Magento CLI comes with the module:status command which lists the statuses of existing modules. If you run it before installation you'll see that all the modules are enabled. Now, run module:disable passig the list of modules to disable. Run setup:install command after that.

  • This kind of works. The draw back is that I have to add the app/etc/config.xml upfront with all the modules and disable them one by one. The good part is that when disabling the module there is a check for dependencies and I know if I can disable it or not. – Marius Nov 8 '17 at 7:54

Since all the modules are separate composer packages, I think you can disable them in composer.json. What I will describe is not a good solution, and it is kind of a hack.

First of all, I have installed Magento 2 with the following command,

composer create-project --repository-url=https://repo.magento.com/ magento/project-community-edition magento2.2

Secondly, I have removed modules you mentioned from vendor directory via the following command.

rm -Rf vendor/magento/module-bundle*

Then, I have added the following part into composer.json right after the require field.

"replace": {
    "magento/module-bundle": "100.2.0",
    "magento/module-bundle-import-export": "100.2.0"

So, this will say composer that those packages are already provided by your application. As a result, composer will not bother to install them again, since it is trusting what you say (We lied :().

After that you can run composer install or composer update again, and you won't see these packages in your vendor directory.

The final version of my composer.json file

    "name": "magento/project-community-edition",
    "description": "eCommerce Platform for Growth (Community Edition)",
    "type": "project",
    "version": "2.2.0",
    "license": [
    "require": {
        "magento/product-community-edition": "2.2.0",
        "composer/composer": "@alpha"
    "replace": {
        "magento/module-bundle": "100.2.0",
        "magento/module-bundle-import-export": "100.2.0"
    "require-dev": {
        "phpunit/phpunit": "~6.2.0",
        "squizlabs/php_codesniffer": "3.0.1",
        "phpmd/phpmd": "@stable",
        "pdepend/pdepend": "2.5.0",
        "friendsofphp/php-cs-fixer": "~2.1.1",
        "lusitanian/oauth": "~0.8.10",
        "sebastian/phpcpd": "2.0.4"
    "autoload": {
        "psr-4": {
            "Magento\\Framework\\": "lib/internal/Magento/Framework/",
            "Magento\\Setup\\": "setup/src/Magento/Setup/",
            "Magento\\": "app/code/Magento/"
        "psr-0": {
            "": [
        "files": [
        "exclude-from-classmap": [
    "autoload-dev": {
        "psr-4": {
            "Magento\\Sniffs\\": "dev/tests/static/framework/Magento/Sniffs/",
            "Magento\\Tools\\": "dev/tools/Magento/Tools/",
            "Magento\\Tools\\Sanity\\": "dev/build/publication/sanity/Magento/Tools/Sanity/",
            "Magento\\TestFramework\\Inspection\\": "dev/tests/static/framework/Magento/TestFramework/Inspection/",
            "Magento\\TestFramework\\Utility\\": "dev/tests/static/framework/Magento/TestFramework/Utility/"
    "minimum-stability": "stable",
    "repositories": [
            "type": "composer",
            "url": "https://repo.magento.com/"
    "extra": {
        "magento-force": "override"

EDIT 1: Actually, this method is used in the official Magento repository. But they are providing those modules in the app/code directory. The only difference that you won't :).

  • This seems to work. But I skips the dependencies check. For example I was able to install magento without the bundle module but the msrp module depende on it. I don't know how this will impact me in the future. I'm kind of scared to take this approach on long term. Anyway, I will investigate further and come back with results. – Marius Nov 8 '17 at 8:07
  • 1
    Ok. I got some results fast. I cannot run setup:di:compile. I get an error Invalid Factory for nonexistent class Magento\Bundle\Api\Data\OptionInterface. this is a result of the skipped dependency check. So it works in theory, but it's a risky way to do it. If you don't know what you are disabling you can easily get into trouble. – Marius Nov 8 '17 at 8:13

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