Welcome to LQ.
'lperl' means libperl.so, which is provided by the package 'libperl-dev'.
'sudo apt-get install perl-dev' will install the development files for perl.
( Or use 'Synaptic' for package install.)
.. after spending several hours trying to get GTK
Like perl it is already installed. The "devel" files :
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev : Will install the missing files.
And 'xchat' or / and irssi : sudo apt-get install xchat irssi
P.S. : 30,000 packages are available in Synaptic, or with apt :
No reason to install anything manually.