Well, I found your post and it was very helpful. I transferred my database to a new server and reloaded PPvB 1.0.2 for vB
3.5.4. I updated my templates/phrases. This brought back the thumbnails (which are direct access via the file system). Once that happened, I could NOT get the regular images (which are shown by displayimage.php, showimage.php), but I could see the ORIGINAL images if I clicked on the place where the regular images would normally display. ORIGINAL images are also direct from the file system.
I began to suspect I was missing GD, based on some other posts.
OK, to do my part. How do you update php to add/recognize GD without recompiling PHP?
I have a Fedora Core System. Its built from RPM packages. I noticed that PHP had a core package and then added package modules for things like MySQL & LDAP. I used a package updating mechanism (there are many, in this case YUM) to find a php-gd package. I used the package updater to add it to my system & whammo, back in business.
Thanks for your thoughtful post.