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    SwampDonkey
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    Package question

    I upgraded my kernel last night and obviously needed to recompile my nvidia drivers too. I had a tiny problem with the fact that nvidia didn't have a kernel-specific Redhat 8 rpm available so I followed the instructions and downloaded the src.rpm and then used rpmbuild --rebuild and then rpm to install the package. It appears to have worked fine.

    My question regards the rpmbuild command. Will this approach apply for other applications etc I might install in the future ie. if no kernel or distribution-specific package is available, I can grab a src.rpm and then rebuild and install?

    I would appreciate any tips / tricks / advice on things to look out for on this.

    Thanks ...... Pete

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    x0xCRIZx0x
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    Re:Package question

    If I remember correctly from my Mandrake days, you are right in assuming that this will work for other packages. It's basically similar to the
    Code:
     
    ./configure
    make
    make installl
    process you would have to go through with source files, except rpm style. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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