Debian Stretch GeckoDriver Installation Guide

December 6, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install GeckoDriver on Debian Stretch

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install GeckoDriver WebDriver for Firefox in Debian Stretch 9 GNU/Linux.

GeckoDriver for Debian Stretch provides the HTTP API described by the WebDriver protocol to communicate with Gecko browsers, such as Firefox. It translates calls into the Firefox remote protocol by acting as a proxy between the local- and remote ends.

And the major advantage of using GeckoDriver as opposed to the default Firefox Web Driver is Compatibility.

Because GeckoDriver uses W3C WebDriver protocol to communicate with Selenium. W3C is a universally defined standard for Web Driver.

So Finally, GeckoDriver results to be Compatible with every Firefox Browser Version.

Finally, here it’s described a System-Wide Setup, for a Local one simply Decompress the Archive and Run from a location into your Home folder.

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  1. 1. Launching Shell Emulator

    Open a Terminal window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install GeckoDriver on Debian Stretch 9 - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. 2. Downloading GeckoDriver for Debian

    Download GeckoDriver for Debian GNU/Linux

    Get GeckoDriver tar.gz for Debian

    If possible Select directly “Open with Archive Manager”!

  3. 3. Extracting GeckoDriver Archive

    Then Extract GeckoDriver tar.gz into /tmp Directory
    If it does Not Open automatically then Double-Click on File Manager.

    How to Install GeckoDriver on Debian Stretch 9 - Extracting
    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/geckodriver*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  4. 4. Setting Up GeckoDriver

    First, Set the SuperUser as Owner with

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/geckodriver*

    And to Set up GeckoDriver Switch to a Directory into System:

    sudo mv /tmp/geckodriver* /opt/geckodriver

    Finally, Make a Symlink to Easy Accessing it:

    sudo ln -s /opt/geckodriver/geckodriver /usr/local/bin/geckodriver
  5. 5. GeckoDriver Getting-Started Guide

    Getting-Started with GeckoDriver for Debian GNU/Linux

    GeckoDriver Quick Start Tutorial
  6. So Now I’m truly Happy if My Guide could Help You to Install GeckoDriver in Debian Stretch!

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