You can grab the binary here: http://dfu-util.sourceforge.net/releases/
@kennethlimcp Thanks for responding. I didn’t mention that I’m using macOS, but I guess you inferred that from my mentioning homebrew.
I had already installed the Particle CLI using the advanced method. The install and login were successful. I then downloaded the
dfu-util from the mirror link in that section of the guide. I extracted the contents using
tar and then moved the contents of the linux-i386 folder (the three binaries) to a folder in my path (my npm global bin folder).
When I tried to use
$ particle flash --usb tinker command, I got the following error: Error writing firmware…dfu-util is not installed. Did I miss something? Are there macOS-specific binaries somewhere? Is
particle-cli hard-coded to look for the binaries in a specific folder?
Yes basically cli is looking at a globally accessible path to search for
You can either have it in a common path known by terminal or modify your PATH variable accordingly.
what do you get when you run
dfu-util on the terminal?
@kennethlimcp Sorry about the delay. I get the following error:
cannot execute binary file
Some research informed me that the likely cause is that the binary is not the right architecture for my processor (64-bit). Is there a precompiled
dfu-util binary for macOS that works on 64-bit Macs?
npm is installed on my computer, but I am not willing to install Homebrew or MacPorts (or other package management softwares) because of their required permissions.
Probably can compile using the files here: https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/dfu-util/dfu-util-0.9.tar.gz
@kennethlimcp I’ve never complied anything but I’ll take a stab at it. Researching
make etc. now.
This might also work:
git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/dfu-util/dfu-util cd dfu-util ./autogen.sh ./configure make sudo make install
I’m going to stop pursuing this at this point since there’s no prebuilt
dfu-util binary for x64 Mac machines. It would be nice for Particle to build all of the necessary cli binaries for popular platforms.
@nrobinson2000 Thanks for the input.
autoreconf is not included with macOS, so the autogen script fails.
Whoops, my bad. Those were Linux instructions.
EDIT: They work on my mac too.
I just tried this on my mac and produced a binary successfully:
curl -LO https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/dfu-util/dfu-util-0.9.tar.gz open dfu-util-0.9.tar.gz cd dfu-util-0.9/ ./autogen.sh ./configure make
The binary is produced in
You may be missing Command line developer tools, which includes things like git, make, gcc, etc:
Here is the dfu-util binary I just built if you want it. Just click on the download button. (You will need to make it executable with
chmod +x dfu-util)
@nrobinson2000 Thanks, again—especially for building the binary. In response to the rest of your post:
Xcode command line tools don’t seem to include
autoconf. I already had them installed, but the binary is not present:
$ xcode-select --install xcode-select: error: command line tools are already installed, use "Software Update" to install updates $ which autoconf $
Might you have installed Homebrew? I know it includes more build tools than are provided by Xcode.
I do have Homebrew installed on my mac. It’s kind of essential these days if you’re going to do any compiling or development.
rm -r ~/.node-gyp
This worked for me.