heroku-integrated-firefox-geckodriver

by pyronlaboratory

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heroku-integrated-firefox-geckodriver

Build Status Requirements Status License: MIT

Available for download at The Heroku Elements Marketplace. Search heroku-integrated-firefox-geckodriver on the official Heroku Elements Marketplace to access the buildpack.

Buildpack heroku-integrated-firefox-geckodriver enables your application or client code - running in any high-level language such as Python, Ruby or Node.js - to access Firefox along with Geckodriver (the Selenium driver for Firefox) in a Heroku slug and enables the driver objects to perform automated operations defined in the source code.

Installation:

To install and integrate the buildpack with your application running on Heroku's dyno:

$ heroku create --buildpack https://github.com/pyronlaboratory/heroku-integrated-firefox-geckodriver

# or if your app is already created:
$ heroku buildpacks:add https://github.com/pyronlaboratory/heroku-integrated-firefox-geckodriver

$ git push heroku master

Configurations:

Update Heroku's environment variables to store the following path strings.

FIREFOX_BIN: /app/vendor/firefox/firefox

GECKODRIVER_PATH: /app/vendor/geckodriver/geckodriver

LD_LIBRARY_PATH: /usr/local/lib:/usr/lib:/lib:/app/vendor

PATH: /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/app/vendor/

These configuration vars can be updated via Heroku CLI as follows:

Executable command: heroku config:set <ENV_VARIABLE>=<ABSOLUTE_PATH>

$ heroku config:set FIREFOX_BIN=/app/vendor/firefox/firefox

Setting FIREFOX_BIN and restarting python-app... done, v6
FIREFOX_BIN: '/app/vendor/firefox/firefox'

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