in reply to Where should a module's static datafile reside?
I use ActiveState perl on Win32 and I find that the "helper" files - such as DLLs - are located at for example perl/site/lib/auto/The/Module.dll so I would suggest that if your module is at perl/lib/My/Module.pm you move it to perl/site/lib/My/Module.pm (keep perl/lib for std. dist. modules - tidier that way) and put the dbm at perl/site/lib/auto/My/Module.dbm
just a suggestion
larryk perl -le "s,,reverse killer,e,y,rifle,lycra,,print"