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
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
process you would have to go through with source files, except rpm style. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.Code:./configure make make installl