My site hasn't been updated for two months, a few new updates has been released. My site's core version is 8.5.6. Before running composer update -with-dependencies I read the release notes to the latest version of core (8.6.2), they say:

Sites on 8.5.x should update immediately to Drupal 8.5.8 instead, and plan to update to the latest 8.6.x release before May 2019.

How do I update the old core to Drupal 8.5.8 instead? How do I specify that version in CLI, what command? Eventually I want to update it to the latest version.

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    composer require drupal/core:8.5.8 --update-with-dependencies, or some slight variation. If you get complaints about conflicting symfony component, add symfony/config to your command. If you have webflo/drupal-core-strict installed, also add that
    – Clive
    Oct 22, 2018 at 12:32

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I was in the same position. I used :

composer require drupal/core:^8.5.10

And it worked. Cheers.


If your project uses drupal/core-recommended you can execute this command to update your site to a specific release :

composer require drupal/core-recommended:9.2.16 drupal/core-composer-scaffold:9.2.16 drupal/core-project-message:9.2.16 --update-with-all-dependencies

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