Selenium: geckodriver executable needs to be in PATH?
You need to make sure that the
geckodriver executable is available in your
PATH. Otherwise, Selenium will throw this error:
selenium.common.exceptions.WebDriverException: Message: 'geckodriver' executable needs to be in PATH.
The best way to fix this error is to use the
webdriver-manager package. It will make sure that you have a valid
geckodriver executable in
PATH and if it is not available, it will download it automatically. You can install it using PIP:
$ pip install webdriver-manager
And use it in your Python code like this:
from selenium import webdriver from selenium.webdriver.firefox.service import Service from webdriver_manager.firefox import GeckoDriverManager driver = webdriver.Firefox(service=Service(GeckoDriverManager().install())) # Open Scrapingbee's website driver.get("http://www.scrapingbee.com")
The code might take a second or two on the initial run as it has to download the
geckodriver binary. Successive runs should be a lot faster.