GeoDMS on Linux

install Wine

In order to run GeoDMS on Linux we recommend using wine which can be downloaded here. Follow the installation instructions for your specific Linux flavor from the wine download page. After installation open a terminal and confirm that wine works using for instance wine --version.

configure wine for GeoDMS

Open a terminal and run winecfg to open the wine configuration manager. Navigate to the libraries tab and make sure that the following libraries prioritize native- over the build-in implementation:


installing GeoDMS

Download the desired GeoDMS version from GeoDms Releases and execute the following command from the directory where you saved the setup program:

$ wine GeoDms14.3.2-Setup-x64.exe

Note: the filename of the setup program will vary for different versions of GeoDMS

Running dms configuration using GeoDmsRun.exe

GeoDmsRun.exe has been experimentally tested. In a terminal navigate to the GeoDMS installation folder and run:

wine ./GeoDmsRun.exe /home/cicada/Documents/dev/wine_geodms/test_config/GeoDMS-Test/Storage_gdal/cfg/regression.dms export_all

known issues

GeoDmsGuiQt.exe does not work at the moment using wine see: image

When opening .dms configuration files, you will notice errors. These errors possibly have to do with incompatibilities in the Multi-threading DLL’s supplied with Wine.

testing & debugging using Wine

It’s best to primarily test with the GeoDmsRun.exe, to make sure that runtime-problems don’t stem from GUI-elements. Only when tests using GeoDmsRun.exe are running smoothly, should you test using GeoDmsGui.exe.

Wine supports extensive debugging features. These can be activated using the following command-line syntax:

$ WINEDEBUG=+relay,+seh,+tid,+loaddll wine GeoDmsRun.exe [/LLogFileName] {ConfigFileName} {ItemNames} > {DebugLogFile} 2>&1


  • [/LLogFileName] is optional
  • {ConfigFileName} and {ItemNames} should be provided as normal when using GeoDmsRun.exe
  • The > part is a Linux shell-directive to redirect the output of the process to the file specified after >. You could ofcourse leave this (and everything following it on the command-line) out, so that the output will be to the terminal instead, but that will cause a lot of output scrolling by quickly. It is also possible to use >> in order to append to that file (using > will overwrite each time the command-line is executed), but please note that repeated runs of the command-line using the append-directive may quickly result in a very big output file!
  • {DebugLogFile} is a path to a file that will be used for the (rather extensive!) Wine debugging output
  • The final 2>&1 is a Linux shell-directive to redirect both STDERR and STDOUT to the same location, being the output file specified as {DebugLogFile}

You can find more information on the available Debug Channels for Wine here