Install Bacula-Web using Composer

Since version 8.0.0, Bacula-Web dependencies management is performed using Composer.

As stated on Composer’s official website,

Composer is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare the libraries your project depends on and it will manage (install/update) them for you.

Let’s start by installing Composer on your system

Install Composer

Most Linux distro povides Composer as package, so to install it run this command

On Debian / Ubuntu
$ sudo apt-get install composer

On Red Hat, Centos, Fedora
$ sudo yum install composer

If your distro doesn’t provide Composer package, you can install Composer manually

Open a shell (as root) on your server and run these command

# cd /usr/local/bin/
# curl -sS | php
# mv composer.phar composer

Make sure $PATH contain /usr/loca/bin

$ echo $PATH

If it’s not the case, fix it

$ export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin

For more detailled instructions, check this page.


Never use composer as a super-user or root, use the web server user or the one who own Bacula-Web files and folders

Use Composer to install Bacula-Web

From your $HOME folder, run the command below

$ composer create-project --prefer-dist bacula-web/bacula-web bacula-web

Fix files/folders ownership and permissions

On Centos / Red Hat / Fedora

$ sudo mv -v bacula-web /var/www/html/
$ sudo chown -Rv apache: /var/www/html/bacula-web

On Debian / Ubuntu

$ sudo mv -v bacula-web /var/www/
$ sudo chown -Rv www-data: /var/www/bacula-web
$ sudo chmod -Rv 755 /var/www/bacula-web
$ sudo chmod -v 775 /var/www/bacula-web/application/views/cache
$ sudo chmod -v 775 /var/www/bacula-web/application/assets/protected


Depending on your distro, Apache root folder can be /var/www or /var/www/html

Once you’re done, it’s time to Configure Bacula-Web