Bug#909728: I found a workaround

Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti r.lucchetti at univpm.it
Thu Oct 4 11:14:44 BST 2018

On Tue, 2 Oct 2018 08:51:25 +0200 Matijs van Zuijlen <matijs at matijs.net> wrote:

> Dear maintainer,
> The folder /usr/local/share/fonts turned out to be empty. Removing it
> stopped the messages appearing.

Oh, thank you so much, that was driving me crazy. In fact, maybe the 
severity for this bug could be upgraded, since

(a) seems to be related to bug #897251 (which was then apparently resolved 
via a workaround, but still...); the exact chain of events that triggers 
the message on stderr is very well laid out in

(b) it hits the "gretl" program quite badly: gretl uses gnuplot as its 
graphical engine, and throws an error if gnuplot throws something on 
stderr (which is what happens if you have an empty /usr/local/share/fonts 

   Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti
   Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali (DiSES)

   Università Politecnica delle Marche
   (formerly known as Università di Ancona)

   r.lucchetti at univpm.it

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