I ran into an issue this evening while working on a Laravel application. I was adding some mail functionality and set the
MAIL_FROM_NAME environment variable to my name. Later, I got the following error message when I tried to load any page in my application:
Fatal error: Uncaught ReflectionException: Class config does not exist in /Users/joe/Code/clob/vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Container/Container.php:681 Stack trace: #0 /Users/joe/Code/clob/vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Container/Container.php(681): ReflectionClass->__construct('config') #1 /Users/joe/Code/clob/vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Container/Container.php(565): Illuminate\Container\Container->build('config') #2 /Users/joe/Code/clob/vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Foundation/Application.php(702): Illuminate\Container\Container->make('config') #3 /Users/joe/Code/clob/vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Foundation/helpers.php(105): Illuminate\Foundation\Application->make('config') #4 /Users/joe/Code/clob/vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Foundation/helpers.php(263): app('config') #5 /Users/joe/Code/clob/vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Foundation/Exceptions/Handler.php(211): config('app.debug') #6 /Users/joe/Code/clob/vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Foun in /Users/joe/Code/clob/vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Container/Container.php on line 681
Yuck. A quick Google didn't help, so I started reversing my steps. It ended up being something very simple. I had set the environment variable as follows:
The application was choking on the space. If you're using environment variables with spaces in the values, you need to wrap the value in quotes, like the following:
As soon as I made that change, everything was working fine again. Hopefully this post will help save someone else some heartache.