I got this error deploying a Drupal site using version 9.4.2:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '|', expecting variable (T_VARIABLE) in /var/www/html/vendor/symfony/finder/Finder.php on line 57


This can be caused by using the wrong actual PHP version with the PHP-version stated in composer. So, fix this :-)

Other possible solutions

Added this in the composer.json

"config": {
        "platform": {
            "php": "7.4.21"

Then run composer update

This downgraded psr/log to a lower version from 2.0 and resolved the issue.


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