Using private Composer VCS Git repo

I am trying to use my repo with composer. Fetching it as type package etc. worked well, but I would like to use it as a VCS.

So, I added a composer.json to my repository looking like this:

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  • {
        "name": "gkm/storage",
        "authors": [
                "name": "David Schunke",
                "email": ""
        "require": {
            "php": ">=5.3.0"
        "autoload": {
            "psr-0": {
                "Gkm\\storage\\": ""

    In the project, where I woult like to use the library from this repository, I added this composer.json:

        "repositories": [
                "type": "vcs",
                "url": ""
        "require": {
            "gkm/storage": "*"

    Now, when I perform a composer update, it returns an error:

    Problem 1
    – The requested package gkm/storage could not be found in any version, there may be a typo in the package name.

    Unfortunately, I do not find very detailed information about this. Comparing it to third party libraries which do the same, but are just published via instead of a custom repo server, it looks the very same.

    Hope someone here will see whats wrong.

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    Did you tag a version? If not, Composer is unable to resolve “*” to a version, and you didn’t allow development stability for that installed package.

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