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Get the Source Code and Install Dependencies

Obtain the application source code and install or update the required dependencies in one of the following ways:

These methods are detailed below.

Method 1: Clone the GitHub Repository and Install Dependencies


Alternatively, you can Download the source code archive.

To prepare for installation:

  1. Clone the Oro application GitHub repository:

    1. Go to the directory where you plan to put the Oro application source files ([$folder_location]). For example, on a Linux server, run the following command:

      $ cd [$folder_location]
    2. Obtain the Oro application source files using the git clone command.

      On Linux, use the following command:

      $ git clone -b <version_or_branch> <repository_URL> [$oro_installation_folder]
      • Replace the <version_or_branch> with the version to download. Along with the released versions (like 1.3 and 2.3), you can use the master branch to run the latest development version of the Oro application.
      • In [$oro_installation_folder] parameter, specify the directory to clone the application source files into.
      • Replace the <repository_URL> with the GitHub URL of the repository to clone, e.g.,


      Adjust the sample commands below to your environment and installation plan:


      $ git clone -b 2.3 orocrm

      OroCommerce (with CRM):

      $ git clone -b 1.3.0 orocommerce


      $ git clone -b 2.3 oroplatform

Method 2: Download the Source Code Archive and Install Dependencies


Alternatively, you can Clone the GitHub repository.

To prepare for installation:

  1. Download the latest version of the application from the download section on Click the zip, tar.gz, or tar.bz2 link to download the archive.


    Download the virtual machine to quickly deploy the application in the virtual sandbox environment.


    Then extract the source files. For example, on a Linux based OS run:

    $ cd [$folder_location]
    $ tar -xzvf crm-application.tar.gz

    The directory you extracted the files to, will be used in the following steps and will be referred to as [$oro_installation_folder] further in this topic.

  2. Run the composer install command with --prefer-dist --no-dev parameter to update the downloaded libraries to the latest supported versions (The source code archive contains all the required libraries. They will be installed to the vendor directory):

    $ cd [$oro_installation_folder]
    $ composer install --prefer-dist --no-dev


    Unlike when downloading from the GitHub repository, you are not prompted to enter the configuration parameter values. Default values are used instead. If necessary, update configuration parameters in the app/config/parameters.yml file after the command execution is complete.

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