i've installed magento 2.1.6 with sample data via composer on my local docker machine. Everything works fine but after clearing the image cache, the categories have no product images.
If i click on one of the products, the product view will load correctly.
# category_view (not show - 404 error)
# product_view (show)
The cache folder "f073062f50e48eb0f0998593e568d857" is called but not created. All other cache folders created correctly... Does anyone have the same issue or maybe a solution?
I have similar issue. I installed Magento 2.1.6 on XAMPP on Windows.
Folders with image cache are not created at all, and Magento tries to load images from this URL, for example:
So it looks like even the generated URL is incorrect.
In the live demo the URL looks like this:
http: / / magento2-demo.nexcess.net/pub/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/240x300/beff4985b56e3afdbeabfc89641a4582/w/s/ws01-black_main.jpg
It's a new "feature" of Magento 2.1.6. Images are not cached anymore after a visitor views a product page. Images are cached when a product is saved in the back-end.
If you flush the catalog image cache, images will be broken in category view. You either need to:
a) go in each product in the Admin and click save (ok if you have a very low number of products)
b) run the "bin/magento catalog:images:resize" command while in Developer mode. This can take more than 1 hour. This will create the cached version of all images in over 30 different sizes (thumbnail, base, thumbnail for wishlist, thumb for related products, etc.).
This has created a big problem for me as it increases the inode usage drastically.
You should also read the problem related to batch resizing in 2.1.6: http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.1/release-notes/tech_bull_216-imageresize.html
Have you find a solution yet as I have the exact same issue as you do.
Inodes are going thru the roof when I run the resize command.