This is is probably not the best way to fix the problem I am having.
I tend to use postgreSQL when I an faffing with some data. The data I am usually faffing with is huge and on Fedora the problem is that the var directory is in the 50Gb of data provided as part of a separate disk partition used to hold the system files. Don’t know why, but there you go.
So ideally I need to move the data files to somewhere else.
Install postgreSQL from the nice people over at PostgreSQL. Once installed make sure that the postgres user exists.
Create a folder for the user in the “/home/” directory and chown it to the user using:
chown postgres:postgres /home/postgres
…then change the postgres-10.service file using:
sudo su systemctl edit --full postgresql-10.service
…change the Environment line to use your path as the PGDATA:
…and make sure that the service is running using:
sudo systemctl enable postgres-10.service sudo systemctl start postgres-10.service sudo systemctl status postgres-10.service