As far as I can tell, there is no documentation, either
on-line within the installer or in the printed documentation
that comes with RedHat 6.1, explaining what the various
package groups are. They are not all intuitive. For
example, what exactly is in "DOS/Windows Connectivity" or
"Network Management Workstation"?
Ideally, there would be a description associated with each
package group, displayed when that group is clicked on by
the user, similar to the descriptions of the indivdual
components if you click "Select individual components" (or
something like that) on the package group page. Even if
that's not possible, at least the documentation should list
the various package groups and what they're for.
The description of each individual package in included in the Reference Guide
for Red Hat Linux 6.1. This guide is available both in print (with the boxed
set) as well as online at the Red Hat website. Included with this is a brief
synopsis of the package groups which exist.
These same individual package descriptions are available in the GUI Individual
Package Selection and will appear at the bottom of the screen with each package
which is selected. In previous versions of Red Hat Linux, pressing the F1 key
when an individual package is highlighted would provide the same information,
but we let a bug slip past and that feature is not available in release 6.1.
Look for it to return in future releases. We will also put together better
documentation about the Package Groups which exist in Red Hat Linux.