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How to Install Selenium on MacOS?

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 23 Sep, 2021

In this article, we will learn how to install Selenium in Python on MacOS.  

The selenium package is used to automate web browser interaction from Python.

Installation:

Method 1: Using pip to install Selenium

Follow the below steps to install the Selenium on macOS using pip:

Step 1: Install the latest Python3 in MacOS

Step 2: Check if pip3 and python3 are correctly installed.

python3 --version
pip3 --version

checking python and pip version in macos

Step 3: Upgrade your pip to avoid errors during installation.

pip3 install --upgrade pip

upgrading pip in macos

Step 4: Enter the following command to install Selenium using pip3.

pip3 install selenium

installing Selenium package on macOS using pip

Method 2: Using setup.py to install Selenium 

Follow the below steps to install the Selenium package on macOS using the setup.py file:

Step 1: Download the latest source package of Selenium for python3 from here.

curl https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/ed/9c/9030520bf6ff0b4c98988448a93c04fcbd5b13cd9520074d8ed53569ccfe/selenium-3.141.0.tar.gz > selenium.tar.gz

downloading the source package for Selenium  in macos



Step 2: Extract the downloaded package using the following command.

tar -xzvf selenium.tar.gz

extracting the selenium.tar.gz file in macos

Step 3: Go inside the folder and Enter the following command to install the package.

Note: You must have developer tools for XCode MacOS installed in your system

cd selenium-3.141.0
python3 setup.py install

installing Selenium  on macOS using the setup.py file

Verifying Selenium installation on macOS:

Make the following import in your python terminal to verify if the installation has been done properly:

import selenium

Verifying Selenium installation on macOS

If there is any error while importing the module then is not installed properly.

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