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How to run Selenium in the App Platform without a droplet?

How to install google-chrome on the app platform to run selenium?

I used the typical selenium setup for running selenium:

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.chrome.options import Options
from selenium.webdriver.chrome.service import Service
from webdriver_manager.chrome import ChromeDriverManager

def chrome_initializer():
    service = Service(executable_path=ChromeDriverManager().install())
    options = Options()
    options.add_argument("--no-sandbox")
    options.add_argument("--headless")
    driver = webdriver.Chrome(options=options, service=service)
    driver.get('https://httpbin.org/headers')
    source = driver.page_source
    print(source)

However, I get the following issue:

[WDM] - Could not get version for google-chrome. Is google-chrome installed?
[WDM] - Get LATEST chromedriver version for None google-chrome
[WDM] - Driver [/workspace/.wdm/drivers/chromedriver/linux64/102.0.5005.61/chromedriver] found in cache

It manages to get the chromedriver but I could not find a way to install google-chrome without a dropplet.


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Hi there,

I think that installing this directly on the App Platform would not be possible, but what you could try is using a Dockerfile to deploy your app.

That way you should be able to specify the package installation in your Dockerfile and the App Platform will build that image for you with the package included.

You could use the following as the base image:

https://hub.docker.com/r/selenium/standalone-chrome

Best,

Bobby