I’m setting up a new RHEL 8 machine with only the minimum core functionality. The only utilities I need are gedit and ssh but I also want it to boot into a graphical environment for easy use. I know when you first install RHEL 8 you can select the ‘Workstation with Desktop’ environment but I noticed that this configuration contains a bunch of JUNK packages I don’t want (i.e. google, adobe, yelp, poppler, mozilla etc.) My next thought was to just start with the Minimum Installation and then add GNOME/X Windows afterward, but when i do
# yum groupinstall gnome-desktop it will still lump these unwanted packages in with the rest.
Here’s my question: Is GNOME desktop now dependent on all this mess in RHEL 8? How can I get a true minimum installation to boot into a graphical without all the bloat?