Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dfu-util - Device Firmware Upgrade Utilities

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$ aptitude show dfu-util
Package: dfu-util
New: yes
State: not installed
Version: 0.3-1
Priority: extra
Section: electronics
Maintainer: Uwe Hermann
Uncompressed Size: 81.9 k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.0), libusb-0.1-4 (>= 2:0.1.12)
Description: Device firmware update (DFU 1.0) USB programmer
dfu-util is a program that implements the host (PC) side of the USB DFU 1.0 (Universal Serial Bus Device Firmware Upgrade) protocol.

Note: At this point only DFU version 1.0 is supported!

In the OpenMoko project (for example), this program is used to communicate with the specially enhanced bootloader u-boot, which implements the DFU device

$ sudo aptitude install dfu-util

$ dpkg -L dfu-util

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