I hesitate to post this, because from what I've seen a lot of people are having issues with imagecache and none of the posts I've seen have included anything resembling a solution (the only reply most of them seem to have gotten is a rant about how imagecache sucks, ubercart sucks, and/or attempting any form of e-commerce with Drupal sucks, none of which is very helpful).
But I'm working on a store (using Ubercart 5.x-1.7 - hopefully the site will be upgraded to Drupal 6 before too long, but one thing at a time) and finding that product images that I upload are not showing up. I tried to check the folder /files/imagecache/product/ where the images are apparently supposed to be, and it doesn't exist - the imagecache folder exists, but is completely empty. So imagecache does not appear to be creating folders, or images, or generating any kind of error message I can find.
I checked Imagecache's settings and they seem to be correct as far as I can tell - all the required presets are there. It just doesn't seem to be doing anything.
I suppose in the meantime I can just make the images part of the node body using image_assist or something, and use CSS to hide the broken product images, but that's really not a very elegant solution.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can solve this problem, or even just additional troubleshooting steps I could try?
And please, don't just respond with a "_______ sucks!" rant, because that doesn't solve anything.