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Downloads of v 4.11.1:


Last Update:

16 Mar 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Christophe Geuzaine
  • Jean-François Remacle


gmsh finite element mesh solver


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4.11.1 | Updated: 16 Mar 2023



Downloads of v 4.11.1:



Software Author(s):

  • Christophe Geuzaine
  • Jean-François Remacle

Gmsh 4.11.1

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Gmsh, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Gmsh, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Gmsh, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade gmsh -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade gmsh -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install gmsh
    name: gmsh
    version: '4.11.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'gmsh' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '4.11.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller gmsh
    Name     = "gmsh"
    Version  = "4.11.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'gmsh':
  ensure   => '4.11.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 16 Mar 2023.


Gmsh is an open source 3D finite element mesh generator with a built-in CAD engine and post-processor.

Its design goal is to provide a fast, light and user-friendly meshing tool with parametric input and advanced visualization capabilities.
Gmsh is built around four modules: geometry, mesh, solver and post-processing.

The specification of any input to these modules is done either interactively using the graphical user interface, in ASCII text files using Gmsh's own scripting language (.geo files), or using the C++, C, Python or Julia Application Programming Interface (API).

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$url64 = ''
$installDir = 'C:\gmsh'
$version = '4.11.1'
$dirToExtract = "gmsh-$version-Windows64"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation  = $installDir
  url64bit       = $url64
  checksum64     = '040881815cbf86b28a22b9468ea0b364bc32b7ced85e8f6c27cf60811823ec2d'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'

# Unzip file to installDir
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

# Location of executable
$exeLocation = "$installDir\$dirToExtract\gmsh.exe"

# Create Start Menu shorcuts
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Gmsh\Gmsh.lnk" -targetPath $exeLocation -WorkingDirectory "$installDir\$dirToExtract" -IconLocation $exeLocation

# Create shim
Install-BinFile -Name "gmsh" -Path "$exeLocation"

# Remove old version of Gmsh
Get-ChildItem -Path $installDir -Exclude $dirToExtract | Remove-Item -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$installDir = "C:\gmsh"

# Delete installation directory
if (Test-Path $installDir) {
  Remove-Item $installDir -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Recurse -Force

# Delete additional shortcuts
Remove-Item -Recurse "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Gmsh" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

# Delete shim
Uninstall-BinFile -Name "gmsh"

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Gmsh 4.10.5 232 Monday, July 4, 2022 Approved
Gmsh 4.10.4 66 Friday, June 24, 2022 Approved
Gmsh 4.10.3 88 Thursday, June 2, 2022 Approved
Gmsh 4.10.2 73 Monday, May 23, 2022 Approved
Gmsh 4.10.1 76 Thursday, May 5, 2022 Approved
Gmsh 4.10.0 60 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Approved
Gmsh 4.9.5 103 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Approved
Gmsh 4.9.0 121 Friday, December 17, 2021 Approved
Gmsh 4.8.4 157 Thursday, May 13, 2021 Approved
Gmsh 4.6.0 220 Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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