~/.circlerc generates weird behavior

Getting a weird issue.

I’m trying to play around with the undocumented ~/.circlerc file, and it’s presence on Trusty seems to generate the following error:

N/A: version "v4.2.6" is not yet installed

This will occur for every command, in addition I’m getting permission errors when trying to write to $CIRCLE_ARTIFACTS

Can you think of anything that may cause this? The ~/.circlerc file contains a single echo command for testing (which doesn’t run)

To clarify, there are no issues when it doesn’t exit.