I don't know answer to that, but have to note that the "minimal" usually refers to "Minimal Install", which is a yum Environment Group:Does RHEL support Convert2RHEL of CentOS minimal?
CentOS 7 has only one yum group in Minimal Install, the 'core' that is:
$ yum -q group info "Minimal Install"Environment Group: Minimal Install Environment-Id: minimal Description: Basic functionality. Mandatory Groups: core Optional Groups: +debugging
One may have chosen additional groups during install and one can have both installed and removed packages after install.
$ yum -q group info coreGroup: Core Group-Id: core Description: Smallest possible installation. Mandatory Packages: audit basesystem bash btrfs-progs coreutils cronie curl dhclient e2fsprogs filesystem firewalld glibc hostname initscripts iproute iprutils iptables iputils irqbalance kbd kexec-tools less man-db ncurses openssh-clients openssh-server parted passwd plymouth policycoreutils procps-ng rootfiles rpm rsyslog selinux-policy-targeted setup shadow-utils sudo systemd tar tuned util-linux vim-minimal xfsprogs yum Default Packages: NetworkManager NetworkManager-team NetworkManager-tui aic94xx-firmware alsa-firmware biosdevname dracut-config-rescue ivtv-firmware iwl100-firmware iwl1000-firmware iwl105-firmware iwl135-firmware iwl2000-firmware iwl2030-firmware iwl3160-firmware iwl3945-firmware iwl4965-firmware iwl5000-firmware iwl5150-firmware iwl6000-firmware iwl6000g2a-firmware iwl6000g2b-firmware iwl6050-firmware iwl7260-firmware kernel-tools libsysfs linux-firmware lshw microcode_ctl postfix sg3_utils sg3_utils-libs
These days I always install system with "minimal" and then run Ansible playbook to make it full GUI Workstation (or something else).
Thinking of conversion, the less system has -- particularly third-party packages and customizations -- the easier it is to replace the bits and pieces that have to be replaced. Therefore, a minimal system should be the easiest to convert.
Statistics: Posted by jlehtone — 2023/08/20 08:45:49