Andresch Serj Andresch Serj - 2 months ago 53
AngularJS Question

protractor/selenium "could not find chromedriver at" (on Windows)

I installed protractor following this tutorial and when i use webdriver-manager update it says:

selenium standalone is up to date.
chromedriver is up to date.


thou when i try to run the protractor tests, it says:

C:\Users\****\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\protractor\lib\driverProviders\local.dp.js:42
throw new Error('Could not find chromedriver at ' +
^
Error: Could not find chromedriver at C:\Users\****\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\protractor\selenium\chromedriver.exe
at LocalDriverProvider.addDefaultBinaryLocs_ (C:\Users\****\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\protractor\lib\driverProviders\local.dp.js:42:15)
at LocalDriverProvider.setupEnv (C:\Users\****\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\protractor\lib\driverProviders\local.dp.js:59:8)
at Runner.run (C:\Users\****\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\protractor\lib\runner.js:308:31)
at process.<anonymous> (C:\Users\****\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\protractor\lib\runFromLauncher.js:32:14)
at process.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:98:17)
at handleMessage (child_process.js:318:10)
at Pipe.channel.onread (child_process.js:345:11)
[launcher] Runner Process Exited With Error Code: 8


I checked the local.dp.js and saw that it tried to load the chromedriver from *..\node_modules\protractor\selenium\chromedriver* but there only was an empty zip file called *chromedriver_2.9*.

So i downloaded the chromedriver manually and copied it to this location, producing a new error:

C:\Users\****\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\protractor\node_modules\selenium-webdriver\lib\webdriver\promise.js:1549
throw error;
^
Error: Server exited with 1
at Error (<anonymous>)
at ChildProcess.onServerExit (C:\Users\****\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\protractor\node_modules\selenium-webdriver\remote\index.js:193:11)
at ChildProcess.g (events.js:180:16)
at ChildProcess.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:98:17)
at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (child_process.js:797:12)
[launcher] Runner Process Exited With Error Code: 8


Anyone any Ideas?

Answer

If you are behind a proxy then try setting proxy first and then run webdriver update:

npm config set proxy http://<proxy.com>:port

webdriver-manager update