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Trying to download win32 perl daemon.

I'm trying to install webmin on windows and part of the installation process involves installed the win32:daemon so that a perl script can be run as a service. The utility is supposed to be downloaded from here:

http://www.roth.net/perl/Daemon/

I tried the perl package manager script but that didn't work because I'm on a 64 bit windows instance and only 32 bit windows is listed in the ppd file.

So now I'm trying to download directly from the ftp site. When I click on the link:
ftp://ftp.roth.net/pub/ntperl/Daemon/20080324-beta

a blank page comes up.

Now I've moved on to using ftp from the command line. I enter into passive mode but I can't get a directory listing and it doesn't say anywhere what the name of the file is.
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FishMongerCommented:
What version of perl are you running and was it compiled for 32 bit or 64 bit?

I'm running 32bit perl on Windows 7 64bit and I was able to install it via ppm.

C:\Users\Ron>ppm install Win32::Daemon
Downloading Win32-Daemon-20110117...done
Unpacking Win32-Daemon-20110117...done
Generating HTML for Win32-Daemon-20110117...done
Updating files in site area...done
   6 files installed
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opikeAuthor Commented:
I'm using 64 bit activestate perl. I'll go back and switch to 32 bit.
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FishMongerCommented:
I was using Activestate's 64 bit version for awhile, but discovered that a number of key modules that I wanted to use weren't yet compatible with 64 bit,so I went back to the 32 bit version.

I haven't run any tests yet with Win32::Daemon, so I can't say for sure how well it works on 64 bit Windows.  I would not be surprised if it was flaky, after all as the name implies it's designed foe 32 bit Windows.
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opikeAuthor Commented:
I was able to get it to install - thanks!

Are you also using webmin?
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FishMongerCommented:
No, I don't use webmin.  Our company uses command line utilities for most *nix administration and when needed, we write our own custom web apps.
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opikeAuthor Commented:
Ok - I thought maybe you had installed win32 daemon as part of a webmin installation.
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