Ghost wont start due to no permission to a file that doesn't exist

fresh install on ubuntu 20.04 and followed instructions exactly. whenever I try to start, it gives me the following error ( I changed my website name for the post.)

A GhostError occurred.

Message: Ghost was able to start, but errored during boot with: EACCES: permission denied, open ‘/var/www/’

when I go to '/var/www/ that CSS file doesn’t even exist.

I have done an uninstall and a reinstall (again following the instructions) but get the same result.

Any help would be appreciated.

When installing, can you run ghost install 4.22.1 rather than ghost install? There’s an issue with 4.22.2 but 4.22.1 should work :slightly_smiling_face:

Edit: If you’re on 4.22.2, run ghost update --force to get 4.22.1 as per this GitHub issue