4.24. Package Group Selection

After your partitions have been selected and configured for formatting, you are ready to select packages for installation.

First, a screen appears that details the default package set for your Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation. This screen varies depending on the version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux you are installing.

Figure 4-23. Default Package List Confirmation

To customize your package set further, select Customize the set of packages to be installed option on the screen. Clicking Next takes you to the Package Group Selection screen.

If you choose to accept the current package list, skip ahead to Section 4.25 Preparing to Install.

You can select package groups, which group components together according to function (for example, X Window System and Editors), individual packages, or a combination of the two.


Users of AMD64, Intel® EM64T, and Itanium systems who want support for developing or running 32-bit applications are encouraged to select the Compatibility Arch Support and Compatibility Arch Development Support packages to install architecure specific support for their systems.

To select a component, click on the checkbox beside it (refer to Figure 4-24).

Figure 4-24. Package Group Selection

Select each component you wish to install. Selecting Everything (at the end of the component list) installs all packages included with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Once a package group has been selected, click on Details to view which packages will be installed by default, and to add or remove optional packages from that group.

Figure 4-25. Package Group Details