Troubleshooting

I can't get logged in, what's the problem ?

Do you have that in your 'users' file ? (by default /var/lib/octopussy/conf/users.xml)

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<Octopussy_users>
<user language="EN"
    login="admin"
    menu_mode="ICONS_AND_TEXT"
    password="$1$OP$DS01VEfxN0orlyWumUTfE1"
    restrictions=""
    role="admin"
    status="Enabled"
    theme="DEFAULT"
    type="local" />
</Octopussy_users>

If yes, the login/pwd is admin/admin...

Check also that you have the good owner/rights for this file:

-rw-r--r-- 1 octopussy octopussy 493 2007-02-19 10:05 users.xml

and that your apache daemon is launched with octopussy user

ps -edf | grep apache

I get an 'Internal Server Error' page

Check your /var/log/apache2/octopussy-error.log file to check where the problem is.

I have performance issues with XML::Simple

Take a look at the XML::Simple documentation here.