[Bioc-devel] Should GenomicFeatures really depend pn RMySQL ? Is it time to migrate to RMariaDB ?

Wolfgang Huber wolfgang.huber at embl.de
Wed Jan 24 21:38:43 CET 2018

GenomicFeatures_1.31.3 imports RMySQL.

I'm having great trouble installing RMySQL from source on a recent MacOS 
(10.13.3) with homebrew.

The package's homepage says "The 'RMySQL' package contains an old 
implementation based on legacy code from S-PLUS which being phased out. 
A modern 'MySQL' client based on 'Rcpp' is available from the 'RMariaDB' 
package" https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/RMySQL/index.html

So is it time to heed that advice and migrate GenomicFeatures to RMariaDB ?

With thanks in advance-

Wolfgang Huber
Principal Investigator, EMBL Senior Scientist
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Heidelberg, Germany

wolfgang.huber at embl.de

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