Description of problem:
After upgrading to Fedora 13 from Fedora 12, the following message appears:
An old version of the database format was found.
You need to upgrade the data format before using PostgreSQL.
See /usr/share/doc/postgresql-8.4.4/README.rpm-dist for more information.
Package sendmail-cf is required to update configuration.
The file specified does not exist. The version that is there includes no reference whatsoever to the data format changes required.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot system upgraded from fc12 to fc13 with postgresql
Error message that refers to non-existent file.
Referred to file contains necessary instructions.
F-12 and F-13 both use Postgres 8.4, so I do not believe you could have gotten this message after upgrading from an F-12 installation with working Postgres. Maybe the database dates from F-11 or earlier? What is in /var/lib/pgsql/data/PG_VERSION ?
Closing for lack of response.
The system has been totally re-installed so I can't check the details. It had been upgraded progressively all the way from Fedora 8, so by the F12->F13 upgrade there could be a lot of legacy "baggage".
I did a fresh install of F14 and rebuilt the postgres gis database from scratch (it was being used for Open Street Map rendering).