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I'm trying to get Perl set up on my Win95 system and play with some old code that was running on in a Unix environment.  I've got Perl 5.004 all set up, but I have been looking and looking for an Xbase.pm module that I can download FOR WINDOWS.  All the ones I've found have been in .tar or .tar.gz format and this isn't working well.   PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET THIS MODULE FOR WIN95!!!!  
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I'm honestly not sure if xbase.pm works, but you can find out by downloading the .tar.gz
WinZip knows how to handle tar's and tar.gz's.
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By the way, you'll need to download and install the DBI module first.
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I tried that.  I downloaded the file from a number of different sites and when I've opened them, WinZip returns an error saying there was something wrong with the file.  So, if you can find a file to download and open it yourself and it works, let me know.  Otherwise, I need another suggestion.

(And yes Xbase.pm does work)
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I'm having the same problem with the DBI module as well.
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This is almost certainly a bug in netscape.  Netscape strips the .gz from the file when it download it as a click.  Go to your temp directory, rename DBD-XBase-0_065_tar.tar
to DBD-XBase-0_065_tar.tar.gz and then winzip will take care of it (actually, it will tell you that DBD-XBase-0_065_tar.tar.gz contains one file, and ask whether it should undo it to a temp directory, and then deal with that.  Answer yes).
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Actually, I was using IE4 but this was exactly my  problem.  Thanks so much!
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