Thanks to everyone that offered help yesterday with my mod_perl issue.
I'm fairly new to Linux, and have found the whole LJ installation a bit overwhelming. After installing Debian today, I continued to run into problems getting mod_perl and apache to behave, and never got anywhere with the installation. It seems as though once I get one problem fixed, another pops up. Now, Apache is complaining that it can't find the modules listed in httpd.conf. :/ I've removed Apache with the plans to reinstall and try again, but I'm done for today.
Thanks anyway, though, for the help yesterday!