Webui setup

greetings rt-users,
please forgive my prior posts. i hadnt fully read all of the README.
i now have rt 2.0.5_03 installed in /opt/rt2 and everything seems to be in order.
i have followed the webguide and readme to the letter.

i still cannot log in as root user initially to set anything up
(tried passwords “password” and the one i defined in Makefile at start)
rtadmin works fine adding users but they cannot log in either.
no info in the logs…

the one area that could be problematic is perl.
there were other builds of it on the machine.
when i configured all the dependancies they used
the latest version of perl during the build.

can anyone steer a newbie in the right direction?
kindest thanks for anyones response.