libmysqlclient-devel missing libmysqlclient.a

Looking at the different versions of the libmysqlclient-devel package, in Opensuse 11.1 package version 5.0.67 the file libmysqlclient.a was provided. In Opensuse 11.2, package version 5.1.36 that file is no longer provided. Can anyone give me any reasoning for this? Will I encounter any problems if I install the previous version of this package to fulfill the requirement for that file?


Time moves on things change.

Whatever you do, don’t mix packages from different releases. It might work, but it might also stuff thngs up badly.