if you hadnt read my reply from back on march 6 about my install you questioned me about...here is how i did it with redhat 8.0....
if you had read it...just ignore this

its really simple....
i selected the development package group...looked to see what defalut packages would be installed for that group..plus any additional optional packages that you could select...wrote them all down....

then selected the option to do a minimal install....it grayed out
all the other option groups
and then checked the 'select individual packages' box at the bottom
and sat down for a good hour going through each individual package
double checking ...rechecking...checking again..
getting rid of packages i didnt want from the minimal install...doubling
checking those...then going back and adding the packages that would
then be installed by the development package group plus any other development stuff in that group i wanted....again checking...re-checking...
again and again...

and came up with the 567 meg install....

it took me 4 installs to get it right..and ALOT of hours and patience
to make sure everything was right....

the 567 is after i installed apache, mysql, proftpd, php from source...and my database data and configured my webserver with all the pages i would want ....

so im pretty pleased with my install.....


and that is how i installed everything