I have installed Drush 8.2.3 globally on a Lubuntu 18.04 image. This was done without Composer (I used the default install instructions here)

However, if I run drush topic and select any topic number from the list I get

phar:///usr/local/bin/drush/examples/sync_via_http.drush.inc: No such file or directory
more: stat of phar:///usr/local/bin/drush/examples/sync_via_http.drush.inc failed: No such file or directory

What gives?

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This is a known issue - Topic command does not work when using Phar. Searching the issue queue is always recommended. Since the current version is Drush 9, I don't expect this to be fixed.

  • thank you for pointing out the issue queue, I will in the future.
    – Dave White
    May 13, 2019 at 12:59

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