I don't know what that means too, but I will guess ( that's what I should do if I've got that error message ).
I use Mandrake myself and seems like the libraries libperl were not installed successfuly. Under KDE (note, this is mandrake, but might be a similar way to do in red hat) go into "configuration >> packaging >> install software (it'll open an app called rpmdrake). There, make a search for perl, it will bring a list of all aplications and libraries with perl, you might need to install one(somes) of them. Read the descriptions carefuly.
Another good alternative is to use Midnight Commander. It's pretty similar to Windows Commander made for M$ Win. It includes a good editor which you access by simply pressing F4. Here is the homepage: