DFU-util? What is it? How do I get it?

I’m very disappointed to see https://github.com/spark/particle-cli pointing to http://dfu-util.sourceforge.net/ because SF is down right now:

My introduction to Particle.io is a perfect storm of fail. I got a photon in the mail yesterday. (That’s fun to say!) I did get it set up and toggled the D7 LED with tinker. But, today I just have the fast green flashing.

Whatever particle-cli depends on should be forked into spark’s github repo. That’s just sad.

don’t get anything from sourceforge!

on recent debian-based distro’s, this will get you 0.8:

sudo apt-get install dfu-util

There’s discussion about where DFU-util should be placed. In the meantime, this thread contains some links to get your hands on it (forum search ‘DFU’):

I learned very early on that if something’s available, DOWNLOAD IT TO YOUR COMPUTER! Don’t count on anything staying online for any length of time.

I’ll be happy to share my local copies if necessary, DFU-Util 0.8, NodeJS 0.12.5 (Win 7 x64), OpenSSL 1.0.2c (Win x64), Zadig 2.1.2, etc.

debian also has the upstream source tarball: https://packages.debian.org/sid/dfu-util

Just as a follow up, I found that brew install dfu-util works on a Mac. I had never heard of this tool and thought it was unique to Particle. Didn’t realize I could get it from my normal channels until @sej7278 mentioned the source being in Debian Sid.

Thanks, all!