So… I looked for almost a week to see if there was a way around all of this and ultimately the answer was… no…
What I ended up doing is pulling down the github repo for OpenVSwitch, compiling it, producing an RPM (off of my AlmaLinux box) then I had an RPM I could deploy to the rest of my AlmaLinux boxes. Unfortunately this means I’m now having to periodically make a package and redeploy/update machines out there as its in my personal repo instead of a public repo.
The two rpm’s that I ended up creating were:
First I enabled the PowerTools repo and did a group install.
I did a git clone of the ovs repo and configured using:
./configure --prefix=/usr --localstatedir=/var --sysconfdir=/etc CFLAGS=-g -O2 -march=native