After running composer update, composer starts upgrading and downloading.

After that the update of packages are marked red "Update of name/module_name failed".

And all my important folders and files (bin,vendor, ..) are empty or gone.

Does anybody know what can have caused this unwanted behaviour? I managed to recover the files from backup, but it took me quite some time.

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  • Remove vendor and try composer install it will work fine don't worry. Commented Oct 27, 2022 at 10:04

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Some cases can be caused this unwanted behaviour: when you run composer update which includes updating magento version or you remove one of the following folders: vendor, vendor/magento/magento2-base (for the Open source version), magento/magento2-ee-base (for the Enterprise version).

You can resolve this issue by clear compose cache and run composer update again:

composer clear-cache
composer update
  • Thanks! I downgraded and upgraded composer and ran in some other odd problems. But it works again! Commented Oct 28, 2022 at 11:24

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