Comment 1 for bug 852018

Thanks for filing this bug. I know about the problem and already talked to the people on the Inkscape developer mailing list. It seems that the line was added during the packaging process for the "deb" package since the absence of a hash-bang line was flagged by an automated check. I believe the issue will be resolved in version 0.48.2 of Inkscape, which has been released a couple of days ago.