I’ll try to explain clearer: maybe running for the very first time “rclone --version” (as in the install script) creates only the ~/.config/rclone directory. But, since install script is running as root, this directory is owned by root and not normal user writeable.
After install, when you try to create a config file as a normal user, rclone fails because of ~/.config/rclone owner/permissions.
Oh I see! Thank you for explaining again - I didn’t read your first post carefully enough, sorry.
Yes this is a bug that needs fixing. In fact I think it is two bugs which need fixing, firstly rclone version shouldn’t really care about the config file, and secondly the install script shouldn’t provoke that bug.