I got this fossil error during the latest server setup on Ubuntu. Earlier, it was just the question of adding fossil to the path.
But for some weird reason, I got this error this time –
home directory "" must be writeable Aborted (core dumped)
After trying to search for the error, I finally got a clue at this fossil check-in, which shows the check for write access to the home directory to create a
Checking all accesses, everything seemed absolutely correct, so the only thing left to do was to create the file manually –
This solved the problem correctly.