[Bug 237768] 12.0-RELEASE: Calling fortune(6) with no parameters yields "No fortunes found" error.

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            Bug ID: 237768
           Summary: 12.0-RELEASE: Calling fortune(6) with no parameters
                    yields "No fortunes found" error.
           Product: Base System
           Version: 12.0-RELEASE
          Hardware: amd64
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: misc
          Assignee: bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: trix at basement.net

Calling fortune(6) with no filename results in an error.  I believe this may be
a regression from behavior in 11.2-RELEASE.

12.0-RELEASE behavior:

$ uname -a ; fortune ; ls -lh /usr/share/games/fortune/
FreeBSD doyle 12.0-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE-p2 GENERIC  amd64
No fortunes found in /usr/share/games/fortune:/usr/local/share/games/fortune.
total 24
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel    19K Nov 25 00:44 freebsd-tips
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   944B Nov 25 00:44 freebsd-tips.dat

11.2-RELEASE behavior:

$ uname -a ; fortune ; ls -lh /usr/share/games/fortune/
FreeBSD lorne 11.2-RELEASE-p4 FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE-p4 #0: Thu Sep 27 08:16:24
UTC 2018     root at amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC 
If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of progress?
total 2620
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   2.1M Jun 21  2018 fortunes
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel    97K Jun 21  2018 fortunes.dat
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel    16K Jun 21  2018 freebsd-tips
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   840B Jun 21  2018 freebsd-tips.dat
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel    25K Jun 21  2018 gerrold.limerick
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   680B Jun 21  2018 gerrold.limerick.dat
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   127K Jun 21  2018 limerick
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   6.1K Jun 21  2018 limerick.dat
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel    59K Jun 21  2018 murphy
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   767B Jun 21  2018 murphy-o
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   112B Jun 21  2018 murphy-o.dat
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   6.1K Jun 21  2018 murphy.dat
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel    27K Jun 21  2018 startrek
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   1.6K Jun 21  2018 startrek.dat
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel    38K Jun 21  2018 zippy
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   4.3K Jun 21  2018 zippy.dat

It appears that, when called without a filename, the command only searches for
'fortunes', which does not exist in Base -- only freebsd-tips is present.

Given a filename -- either basename(1) for full path -- epigrams are selected
as expected.  The search path appears to function as expected.  

Easy workaround appears to be either change the default filename ('fortunes')
or rename /usr/share/games/fortune/freebsd-tips to
/usr/share/games/fortune/fortunes (with their compiled versions named
appropriately, for course).

Calling "fortune all" appears to work as expected, pulling from all available
files in the search path.

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