Pita; sorry I lost track of your report about astime in the last-minute shuffle. It looks like a missing legacy font. I thought we had all that covered by including a large number of fonts to satisfy SIAG, but one must have slipped through.
I can't find any reference to astime in the ISO nor the repo. Where did yours come from?
Well, I carry astime since a long time it comes from afterstep and I found it of the diffrent clocks
the best for my needs. I have contacts in several time zone, have on my fluxbox menu a time zone entry
which when clicked on opens the small script and shows the astime clock with the time of the paerticular time zone, each in different color and with a label.
Example for CET:
TZ=Europe/Paris astime -geometry 100x100 -label PARIS -lcol goldenrod -standout&
It still works well in VL-5.8 and gives the label and no error.
So may be one can find the answer there.