Laravel 5.2 Upgrade - Class AuthServiceProvider Not Found

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I'm currently spending time to upgrade my project from Laravel 4.2 to Laravel 5.2.

After lots of troubles I managed to get a 5.1 version running correctly so I started the 5.1 to 5.2 procedure as described in the official docs:

After the first step, my composer.json looks like this:

"require": {
        "laravel/framework": "5.2.*",
        "illuminate/html": "5.*",
        "andywer/js-localization": "dev-laravel-5",
        "laracasts/flash" : "~1.0"
    "require-dev": {
        "phpunit/phpunit": "~4.0",
        "phpspec/phpspec": "~2.1",
        "symfony/dom-crawler": "~3.0",
        "symfony/css-selector": "~3.0"
    "autoload": {
        "classmap": [
        "psr-4": {
            "App\\": "app/"
    "autoload-dev": {
        "classmap": [

I also updated the app.php config to delete ArtisanServiceProvider and ControllerServiceProvider in the providers section.

My app.php config looks like this:

    | Autoloaded Service Providers
    | The service providers listed here will be automatically loaded on the
    | request to your application. Feel free to add your own services to
    | this array to grant expanded functionality to your applications.

    'providers' => array(

         * Laravel Framework Service Providers...
         * Application Service Providers...

        // LIBS TIERCE


    | Service Provider Manifest
    | The service provider manifest is used by Laravel to lazy load service
    | providers which are not needed for each request, as well to keep a
    | list of all of the services. Here, you may set its storage spot.

    'manifest' => storage_path().'/meta',

    | Class Aliases
    | This array of class aliases will be registered when this application
    | is started. However, feel free to register as many as you wish as
    | the aliases are "lazy" loaded so they don't hinder performance.

    'aliases' => array(

        'App'       => Illuminate\Support\Facades\App::class,
        'Artisan'   => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Artisan::class,
        'Auth'      => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Auth::class,
        'Blade'     => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Blade::class,
        'Cache'     => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Cache::class,
        'Config'    => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Config::class,
        'Cookie'    => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Cookie::class,
        'Crypt'     => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Crypt::class,
        'DB'        => Illuminate\Support\Facades\DB::class,
        'Eloquent'  => Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model::class,
        'Event'     => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Event::class,
        'File'      => Illuminate\Support\Facades\File::class,
        'Gate'      => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Gate::class,
        'Hash'      => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Hash::class,
        'Lang'      => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Lang::class,
        'Log'       => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Log::class,
        'Mail'      => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Mail::class,
        'Password'  => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Password::class,
        'Queue'     => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Queue::class,
        'Redirect'  => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Redirect::class,
        'Redis'     => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Redis::class,
        'Request'   => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Request::class,
        'Response'  => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Response::class,
        'Route'     => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route::class,
        'Schema'    => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema::class,
        'Session'   => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Session::class,
        'Storage'   => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Storage::class,
        'URL'       => Illuminate\Support\Facades\URL::class,
        'Validator' => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Validator::class,
        'View'      => Illuminate\Support\Facades\View::class,
        'Form'      => 'Illuminate\Html\FormFacade',
        'HTML'      => 'Illuminate\Html\HtmlFacade',

        'Flash'             => 'Laracasts\Flash\Flash'


Of course, I cleared the config cache in bootstrap/cache and I tried everything I could to make it work but every time I run composer update I get this error now:

> php artisan clear-compiled

  Class 'App\Providers\AuthServiceProvider' not found

Script php artisan clear-compiled handling the post-update-cmd event returned with an error

  Error Output:

worse than this, I can't run any artisan command or pages of my application. I keep getting this error any time I run some php in this project !

This is some moves I tried:

  • Delete all caches including config cache and services.json (impossible to regenerate them because of the error in artisan commands)
  • delete the vendor folder and re-run composer update
  • delete the 'Illuminate\Auth\AuthServiceProvider', line from app.php config

None of this worked and I'm running out of fresh ideas. I have read and re-read the upgrade guide of the official docs and nothing seems to be related to this issue...

I'm still struggling with all that psr-4 / namespace thing in Laravel and I sense it can be caused something like that but can't figure out what exactly...



Do you have this service provider in place App\Providers\AuthServiceProvider in the /app/Providers folder

If not copy it from here and fix the namespace