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Im running redhat 8 , and im trying to install this src.rpm file??/ however when i follow the instruction on that says to type rpm --rebuild <filename.src.rpm> console reports --rebuild ...
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    rpm --rebuild not known command???


    Im running redhat 8 , and im trying to install this src.rpm file??/ however when i follow the instruction on that says to type rpm --rebuild <filename.src.rpm> console reports --rebuild not a know command. I also tried rpmbuild -rebuild <filename.src.rpm>

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    If you just want to install the program, don't download .src.rpm's, but .i386.rpm's instead.
    If you want the source installed, you just install the package as you would normally, with the -i option.

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    Im trying to install the Nvidia Kernel driver??? and the only one i am supposed to download is src.rpm

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    In that case, download the tarballs instead.

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    no , when i use the nvidia NvChooser.sh it displays that i should install the src.rpm. I have tried the Tarball and the installation cannot complete because it is imcompatible???? How do i install a src.rpm when the rpm --rebuild command is not known on my Red Hat 8 ?

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    The .src.rpm basically just unpacks the tarball if installed correctly, and in that way it's much easier to download the tarball directly. NVchooser selects the .src.rpm if it doesn't detect your system to be directly compatible with one of the precompiled binary RPMs.
    If you get the .src.rpm you will have to build the tarball anyway, so just download the tarball to get rid of the RPM problems and post the tarball troubles here instead.

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    i download the the tarball and tried to install from there... I receive and error on CC environment???

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    Probably don't have gcc installed.

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    Jesus i have only been I this forum for about 20 mins and i can see that lots of people in here just guess!!!

    If you bothered to read the readme on nvidia.com you'll see it tells you how to build srpm on there.

    Basically you type rpmbuild --rebuild XXXXXX X= file name.
    Then it builds the file.
    Best advice i can give ^^ not guessing is read the readme
    AND DONT SKIP thought it.
    Have fun!

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    Jesus you have been on this forum 20 minutes and are already disrespecting people that have taken valueable time out of their day to at least attempt to help other people with problems in linux.
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your delusion.

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