crash on file undefined or not found: fondat.dat

Bug #1701034 reported by Marco van Hulten on 2017-06-28
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ferret-vis (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I installed ferret-vis, and started it with the command ferret_c. Then this happens:

yes? use levitus_climatology
yes? sh data
     currently SET data sets:
    1> /usr/share/ferret-vis/data/levitus_climatology.cdf (default)
 name title I J K L
 TEMP TEMPERATURE 1:360 1:180 1:20 ...
 SALT SALINITY 1:360 1:180 1:20 ...

yes? shade salt[k=1]
           *** NOTE: Fonts directory is undefined. Check the Ferret environment.
 **ERROR: file undefined or not found: fondat.dat

Ferret crashes, I get returned to the bash prompt. However, the file head ${FER_FONTS}/fondat.dat is present and seems OK. Therefore I did not expect this error message (and crash).

The problem does not occur when I download Ferret from the upstream website and following

I installed the latest ferret-vis from 'artful' but I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial). The reason was this and other problems with previous version (both installed from the official repositories on the respective Debian and Ubuntu releases):

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: ferret-vis 7.1-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.10.0-24.28~16.04.1-generic 4.10.15
Uname: Linux 4.10.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jun 28 17:33:35 2017
 Error: command ['journalctl', '-b', '--priority=warning', '--lines=1000'] failed with exit code 1: Hint: You are currently not seeing messages from other users and the system.
       Users in the 'systemd-journal' group can see all messages. Pass -q to
       turn off this notice.
 No journal files were opened due to insufficient permissions.
SourcePackage: ferret-vis
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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