I want to install the ABSOLUTE minimum that rh9 requires. I want to be able to download and install the latest things such as apache, mysql, perl, etc on my own. I can't figure out though if I need to install cpp, gcc, perl etc (developer stuff) from the install cd's. What advice do you all have? any pitfalls i need to be aware of?
I chose to remove completely every package during the install process and I was left with a nice 450 meg (app) install. but, my command prompt was sorta different (it didn't show my current folder) and i couldn't install mysql due to the lack of perl...It's been pretty fun but i know there has to be a good medium ground that I use to save myself some time and headaches.
what install schemes does someone else use regularly or has had lots of success with?
bear in mind that I'm a newbie here and i am wanting to install everything manually to learn but i don't wanna have to do so much that it makes the learning curve too steep