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How to make a new dub subpackage? [Answered]
Nov 20
BoQsc
3 days ago
Kyle Ingraham
3 days ago
Imperatorn
November 20
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Note: It is not possible to make subpackage inside subpackage.

To make a subpackage with dub; follow these general guidelines.

General guidelines

  1. Create a new folder.
  2. Open the folder.
  3. Initialise a new package. (dub init)
  4. Open dub.json file
    • Append this:
      "subPackages": [
       "./component1/"
      ]
      
  5. Create a new inner folder named component1
  6. Initialise a new package inside the inner folder (dub init)
  7. Open the previous package folder.
  8. Run the subpackage as a test. (dub run :component1)

This is how it is made in Windows 10:
(I use Windows 10, please excuse for not giving Linux directions.)

>

mkdir "NewPackage"
cd "./NewPackage"
dub init
notepad dub.json

"subPackages": [
	"./component1/"
]
>

mkdir "component1"
cd "./component1"
dub init
cd "../"
dub run :component1


More information can be found: https://dub.pm/package-format-json#sub-packages
For SDL Package File Format: https://dub.pm/package-format-sdl#sub-packages

3 days ago

Thanks for the writeup. How are you using this functionality?

3 days ago

On Saturday, 20 November 2021 at 13:45:43 UTC, BoQsc wrote:

> >

[...]

To make a subpackage with dub; follow these general guidelines.

General guidelines

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Just a side note, you can also supply a name to init directly and it creates the directory etc:

dub init myproject