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Discussion on: Deploy a Laravel 5 app to Heroku

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Moritz Stückler

My deployment seems to work finde, until php artisan is running some script which is trying to connect to the database (which doesn't exist yet, because I haven't run migrations yet). Any idea what that happens?


  • Installing graham-campbell/manager (v4.0.0): Downloading (100%)
  • Installing vinkla/hashids (4.0.0): Downloading (100%) Generating optimized autoload files > Illuminate\Foundation\ComposerScripts::postAutoloadDump > @php artisan package:discover

In Connection.php line 664:

SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Connection refused (SQL: select * from questions)


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Connor Leech Author

you need to have a production database connected to heroku