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Package Suppliers


DUB supports package suppliers of types

  • DUB Registry,
  • Maven and
  • File System.

By default, DUB will search on the DUB Registry on, possibly trying hard-coded and user-set fallbacks.

Package suppliers can be specified either using argument --registry or globally using the registryUrls setting. The type of the package supplier can be specified by prefixing the URL with dub+ for type DUB Registry, mvn+ for type Maven or using the file:// scheme for type File System. Without a prefix, the type DUB Registry (dub+) is assumed.

DUB Registry

DUB packages are registered at a DUB registry server like It isn't needed to prefix the address of a DUB Registry.


  • dub+

Maven repository

DUB can retrieve package zip archives located within a Maven repository like Nexus or Artifactory. The registry address needs to contain the Maven repository and a group id. The dub packages needs to be stored with a common group id, the dub package name as artifact id and dub version as artifact version. The dub package zip file must have the name [packageName]-[version].zip.


Dub package zip archive is stored on Maven repository http://localhost:8040/maven/libs-release using group id dubpackages. As registry address

  • mvn+http://localhost:8040/maven/libs-release/dubpackages

needs to be specified.

dub fetch [email protected] --skip-registry=all --registry=mvn+http://localhost:8040/maven/libs-release/dubpackages

File system

A folder containing dub packages as zip files could be specified as registry. The zip files must have the name [packageName]-[version].zip.


  • Linux file:///var/dubpackages
  • Windows file:///c:/d/dubpackages

To use a registry only for a single command, you can use

dub fetch [email protected] --skip-registry=all --registry=file:///var/dubpackages

See dub-fetch(1).

Last update: September 1, 2023
Created: September 1, 2023