in reply to Re^3: broke my perl? :(
in thread broke my perl? :(

Thanks! Worked like a charm! The /usr/bin/perl is still the old script i copied there but  perl -v again gives reasonable output. I guess this means apt-get is now separate from perl in newer ubuntu (i have lucid_lynx).

Another question, now I have created a new directory for my own scripts. How can I direct these scripts to perl since perl is no longer in /usr/bin/perl and neither /gsc/bin/perl?