Downloads of v 4.8.4:


Last Update:

13 May 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Christophe Geuzaine
  • Jean-François Remacle


gmsh finite element mesh solver


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4.8.4 | Updated: 13 May 2021



Downloads of v 4.8.4:



Software Author(s):

  • Christophe Geuzaine
  • Jean-François Remacle

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Gmsh 4.8.4

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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:

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    • 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: '4.8.4'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'gmsh' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '4.8.4'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller gmsh
    Name     = "gmsh"
    Version  = "4.8.4"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'gmsh':
  ensure   => '4.8.4',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 31 May 2021.


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'
$url = ''
$url64 = ''
$installDir = "C:\gmsh"
$version = "4.8.4"

if (Get-OSArchitectureWidth -Compare 32) {
  $dirToExtract = "gmsh-$version-Windows32"
} else {
  $dirToExtract = "gmsh-$version-Windows64"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation  = $installDir
  url            = $url
  url64bit       = $url64
  checksum       = '73832DA8175B2540BC47700314D16F02D9A43A426C63ACB14E95F57789CF93AA'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  checksum64     = '056C70B454E51F9B42564E92F2031192B06BF206B1F0101485758FB5F00E910B'
  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 Desktop shortcuts
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\Gmsh.lnk" -targetPath $exeLocation -WorkingDirectory "$installDir\$dirToExtract" -IconLocation $exeLocation

$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 desktop shortcuts
Remove-Item "$env:Public\Desktop\Gmsh.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

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