Minimal Racket includes just enough of Racket that you can use raco pkg to install more.
About the Linux installers:
The Linux build is generic enough that it should work on most
distributions, including relatively old distributions.
About source distributions:
The Source + built packages
distribution is recommended, instead of the selected Source distribution.
The Source + built packages distribution includes pre-built,
platform-independent bytecode; it installs much faster than
plain source, and it is also compatible with fast installs of
additional Racket packages.
About sources for Windows and Mac OS:
To build from source for
Windows or Mac OS, download and build a Minimal Racket distribution
instead of a Racket distribution, then (when on Windows) install the racket-lib package
raco pkg update --auto racket-lib
and then (on both Windows and Mac OS) install packages
raco pkg install -i main-distribution
About source builds on Windows:
After building Minimal Racket
from source, install the racket-lib package with