I want to know what software is installed when I pick a specific Base Environment and Additional software for Selected Environment.
I think it is possible to check this in the RHEL installation DVD:
The installation program does not show which packages are contained in the available environments. To see which packages are contained in a specific environment or add-on, see the
repodata/*-comps-variant.architecture.xml file on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation DVD which you are using as the installation source.
I tried unzipping the netinstall ISO but I am unable to find this information in the unzipped contents.
In the closest Fedora mirror to mine I found this:
There is a
<Bunch of random characters>-comps-Everything.x86_64.xml file inside. It contains the list of software for the different options in the netinstall ISO. There is a
.xz zipped version in the mirror which has the same content as the unzipped one.
Could anyone confirm that this is the correct source of information?
The package groups are defined in the comps files, and from what I know these are what are reflected in the everything/netinstall iso:
The files are quite large, so it may be better to clone the repo than to use the web ui for this one.
git clone https://pagure.io/fedora-comps.git
# and then use a text editor to view the file
The wiki page describing comps is here: