Launches first time fine, fails afterwards when using Text

After installing the latest Natron on Ubuntu 19.10, it works fine the first time I use it. For every subsequent launch, opening the Text tool results in an error dialogue containing:

Failed to create an instance of net.fxarena.openfx.Text:
Error: Description (kOfxActionLoad and kOfxActionDescribe) failed while loading net.fxarena.openfx.Text.

More information is in the console:

couldn’t open library /home/***/Natron-2.3.14-Linux-x86_64bit/Plugins/OFX/Natron/Arena.ofx.bundle/Contents/Linux-x86-64/Arena.ofx because /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcairo.so.2: undefined symbol: FT_Done_MM_Var

It looks like there’s an API mismatch between the version of Cairo Natron expects, and the version I have - but then I don’t understand why it works the first time. I get the same error when installing via the ‘normal’ installer or the ‘portable’ one.

Hi, this is a known issue. See Natron 2.3.14 Linux hotfix 1 or download the latest RC release from https://github.com/NatronGitHub/Natron/releases

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Thank you! That’s sorted it.