How To Install Gmsh 2.8.5 On The Most Popular Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Gmsh is an open-source 3D finite element grid generator with a built-in CAD engine and post-processor, being built around four modules: geometry, mesh, solver and post-processing. The input of any of this three modules can be done via either a graphical user interface or in ASCII text files.

The latest version available is Gmsh 2.8.5, which has been released a while ago.

 how to install Gmsh 2.8.5 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and Arch Linux, Manjaro.

In this article I will show you how to install Gmsh 2.8.5 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and Arch Linux, Manjaro.

Because Gmsh 2.8.5 is not available via any repository yet, we have to download Pale Moon from the project’s site, extract the archive, move to /opt and alias the launcher.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Gmsh 2.8.5 on 32 bit Linux systems:

$ cd ~
$ wget http://geuz.org/gmsh/bin/Linux/gmsh-2.8.5-Linux.tgz
$ tar -xzvf gmsh-2.8.5-Linux.tgz

For an easier usage, symlink gmsh somewhere in the path:

$ sudo ln -s ~/gmsh-2.8.5-Linux/bin/gmsh /usr/bin/gmsh

Now, to run gmsh, open a terminal and type:

$ gmsh-

How to install Gmsh 2.8.5 on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ cd ~
$ wget http://geuz.org/gmsh/bin/Linux/gmsh-2.8.5-Linux64.tgz
$ tar -xzvf gmsh-2.8.5-Linux64.tgz

For an easier usage, symlink gmsh somewhere in the path:

$ sudo ln -s ~/gmsh-2.8.5-Linux/bin/gmsh /usr/bin/gmsh

Now, to run gmsh, open a terminal and type:

$ gmsh

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One comment on “How To Install Gmsh 2.8.5 On The Most Popular Linux Systems
  1. Mahesh says:

    Thank you, really helped a lot.

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