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