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I'm trying to get the Ruby mysql gem installed and running. The installation of this gem requires the presence and availability of mysql dev libraries.

mysql --version tells me I'm running distribution 5.0.67.

The box is openSUSE 11.1. I am marginally familiar with the apt-get package manager. My first attempts to get the dev packages installed were:

> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev

Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package libmysqlclient-dev

I'm at a bit of a loss as to where to go from here. Suggestions?

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I had forgotten Suse installs generally use yast. I was able to locate and install the mysql dev libraries from /sbin/yast2.

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