[Bug 1831204] [NEW] Package geckodriver

Olivier Tilloy olivier.tilloy at canonical.com
Fri May 31 08:03:57 UTC 2019

Public bug reported:

Using selenium to drive firefox requires an executable called
geckodriver, which is nowhere to be found in Ubuntu packages. Instead,
all the information I could find on the internet suggests fetching that
executable from upstream and installing it to /usr/local/bin (see e.g.

The sources for geckodriver are included in the firefox source tarball, and the executable is being built when building packages, but it's not installed anywhere.
I propose to create a new firefox-geckodriver binary package for this purpose, similar to the chromium-chromedriver package.

For context, I became interested in driving firefox with selenium when
attempting to replicate chromium-browser's autopkgtests

Upstream documentation for geckodriver: https://firefox-source-

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: High
     Assignee: Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
         Status: Triaged

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