Package geckodriver

Bug #1831204 reported by Olivier Tilloy on 2019-05-31
This bug affects 1 person
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firefox (Ubuntu)
Olivier Tilloy

Bug Description

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:

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2019-06-03
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2019-07-02
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package firefox - 68.0+build1-0ubuntu1

firefox (68.0+build1-0ubuntu1) eoan; urgency=medium

  * New upstream stable release (68.0build1)

  [ Olivier Tilloy ]
  * Update debian/patches/unity-menubar.patch
  * Work around a GGC bug on i386 and s390x (
    - debian/patches/skcms-workaround-gcc-bug.patch
  * New firefox-geckodriver package (LP: #1831204)
  * Stop building firefox-testsuite (LP: #1805019)
  * Port chromium-browser's autopkgtests to firefox (LP: #1831454)
  * Remove a patch that is upstream:
    - debian/patches/simd-rust-1.33.patch

  [ Rico Tzschichholz ]
  * Update patches
    - debian/patches/mark-distribution-search-engines-as-read-only.patch
    - debian/patches/no-region-overrides-for-google-search.patch
    - debian/patches/partially-revert-google-search-update.patch
    - debian/patches/ppc-no-static-sizes.patch
    - debian/patches/support-coinstallable-trunk-build.patch
    - debian/patches/ubuntu-ua-string-changes.patch
  * Bump build-dep on rustc >= 1.34.0 and cargo >= 0.35
    - debian/control{,.in}
  * Update cbindgen to 0.8.7
    - debian/build/
  * Update locales, remove 'as', 'mai', 'ml' and 'or'
  * Update debian/config/searchplugins.conf
  * Follow change of location of list.json for searchplugins
    - debian/rules

 -- Olivier Tilloy <email address hidden> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 17:20:58 +0200

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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