If you’re like me and trying to set up a scraping project and leveraging Selenium you may have run into the path requirement that I found to be puzzling. Luckily chromedriver-py solves that for you. However, upon install, I found that it wasn’t accepting the version of Chrome that I had installed (apparently the latest release only supports the beta version of Chrome).
My error message:
selenium.common.exceptions.SessionNotCreatedException: Message: session not created: This version of ChromeDriver only supports Chrome version 103
Current browser version is 102.0.5005.115 with binary path /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome
After installing Chrome’s beta version and being unsuccessful there I figured out that earlier versions of chromedriver-py support earlier versions of the browser.
I was able to install a specific version of chromedriver-py via pip using this command (which is also helpfully included on the version pages on pypi.org):
python -m pip install chromedriver-py==102.0.5005.61
Remember to uninstall the version that isn’t working for you first.