Fixing “/var/lib/pgsql/data is missing” Error

After installing an older version of Fedora, I noticed an error message that quickly appeared every time the system boots and its starting the many services that Linux uses:

/var/lib/pgsql/data is missing

The solution to this PostgreSQL problem is shown with the error message but the screen scrolls very quickly (or is unreadable with a very fast computer) so its difficult to catch. The command to correct this issue is:

service postgresql initidb

Run this from a command console (i.e. Konsole) and then the Postgres database will operate correctly.

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