It should probably be noted somewhere in the install process that it is required to install PIL with zlib and libjpeg support in order to upload avatars (and probably other images?). Also there is some annoyance with the PIL install currently that requires the -devel packages to be installed as well as the main package, but this is not a DjangoBB issue.

On another note, attempting to upload an avatar on this forum ( doesn't seem to be working. The upload “works” but the image does not show and trying to view it gives me a 404.