Laravel not listed as a dependency in download?

I’ve run into an issue where composer update fails.

The reason i’m trying to run it, is I have laravel 5.4 and there’s an issue with 4.5.17 using the dispatch_now function that doesn’t exist.

maybe it’s my lack of knowledge to laravel, but i thought composer update would fix this. However it’s not listed as a dependency in the composer.json for the laravel vendor.

So either the download from the site needs work, or there’s something I’m missing about laravel.

Try running composer install