permissions – problem installing searx on ubuntu server 21.04

im trying to install searx on my ubuntu vps server but when i run ./utils/searx.sh according to the official documentation

https://searx.github.io/searx/admin/installation.html#installation-scripts

i get this error

ls: cannot access '/home/test/searx': Permission denied

ERROR: ./utils/searx.sh: line 385: user ‘searx’ missed read permission: /home/test/searx

what command would i run to fix this? thank you for any help