How to fix Laravel "Please provide a valid cache path."?

New project, new surprises. With a rather creatively structured project, I've discovered some previously unknown Laravel error message:

$ composer install
Please provide a valid cache path.

As usual, the solution is only one search on DuckDuckGo away. In this case, I found out it can be different reasons for this issue.

Including upgrades from older versions where the cache folders were located elsewhere.

In my case, various typical folders were simply missing. This included:

After ensuring all these folders existed and running php artisan optimize:clear (for peace of mind), it worked 💪️


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