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Why is i386 packages installed on a 64bit system?

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http://serverfault.com – When I e.g. install MySQL on a x86_64 CentOS, yum wants to install the i386 version as well. Why does it do that? And can I just get the x86_64 version to save disk space? [root@rt ~]# yum install mysql-server mysql Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package mysql.i386 0:5.0.77-4.el5_6.6 set to be updated --> Processing Dependency: perl(DBI) for package: mysql ---> Package mysql.x86_64 0:5.0.77-4.el5_6.6 set to be updated ---> Package mysql-server.x86_64 0:5.0.77-4.el5_6.6 set to be updated --> Processing Dependency: perl-DBD-MySQL for package: mysql (HowTos)