How to put geckodriver into PATH? [duplicate]


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I’m on OS Sierra and i’m running Python 3.5.2. I have selenium installed and i’m following a book called “Automate the Boring Tasks With Python”

My code is

from selenium import webdriver
>>> browser = webdriver.Firefox()

I keep receiving the error

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.5/lib/python3.5/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/common/", line 64, in start
=self.log_file, stderr=self.log_file)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.5/lib/python3.5/", line 947, in __init__
, start_new_session)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.5/lib/python3.5/", line 1551, in _execute_child
raise child_exception_type(errno_num, err_msg)
FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'geckodriver'
During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<pyshell#1>", line 1, in <module>
= webdriver.Firefox()
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.5/lib/python3.5/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/firefox/", line 135, in __init__
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.5/lib/python3.5/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/common/", line 71, in start
.path.basename(self.path), self.start_error_message)
.common.exceptions.WebDriverException: Message: 'geckodriver' executable needs to be in PATH.

I have searched far and wide for solutions to my issue. Many people have the same issue.. but none of the solutions are working. I have geckodriver copied everywhere in my Python folders. I’ve tried using terminal and I have tried specifying the path within the code and it still gives me errors. I hope somebody can help me. I’m sorry if this is in the wrong format, I don’t know what i’m doing.

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I faced this same problem and here’s how I fixed it:

  1. Download the geckodriver from here
  2. Extract and unzip and move the geckodriver file to /usr/local/bin/ directory
  3. Run python program with selenium Firefox webdriver.
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