Thank you for the response. I will try it this evening.
However, shouldn't the mraa library be agnostic to the type of breakout board attached to the Edison? If I were to detach the Edison from the Arduino board in favor of another breakout, using "6" would not seem to make sense...
Please tell me if I am not understanding correctly.
Yes, I understand your point.
I haven't tested it yet, but mraa has an “init raw” function to initialize the gpio without any mapping.
Take a look to this page to check more details about mraa: mraa: /var/lib/jenkins/workspace/mraa-doc/api/mraa/gpio.h File Reference