Package Details: selenium-server-standalone 3.3.1-1

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Package Base: selenium-server-standalone
Description: Test automation server for web applications
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Licenses: Apache
Submitter: sergej
Maintainer: sodora
Last Packager: sodora
Votes: 47
Popularity: 0.060046
First Submitted: 2010-03-24 18:04
Last Updated: 2017-03-15 10:33

Latest Comments

Triodes commented on 2017-04-11 11:42

I also do not need to have the server running at all times. So I also opt for removing the .desktop from /etc/xdg/autostart

sodora commented on 2016-09-18 02:10

@grimsock, Thank you for reporting this issue.
I'd updated the dependencies. This package requires 'java-runtime>=8' now.

grimsock commented on 2016-09-12 08:36

When java -jar /usr/share/selenium-server/selenium-server-standalone.jar
I got this error:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: org/openqa/grid/selenium/GridLauncherV3 : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(
at Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.launcher.LauncherHelper.checkAndLoadMain(

BrunoSpy commented on 2016-08-31 14:55

Could you please remove Selenium.desktop from /etc/xdg/autostart ? I think many of us do not need it running constantly.

pfrenssen commented on 2016-08-16 16:44

Here is an update of the package to the latest version 2.53.1:

noirbizarre commented on 2015-09-15 09:53

It would be great to:
- not put the .desktop file in /etc/xdg/autostart as izahn said
- provide a systemd entry to be able to start selenium server like any other service with systemctl

izahn commented on 2015-07-09 16:55

IMO it would be better not to put the .desktop file in /etc/xdg/autostart. I for one don't actually want it running constantly.

desperat commented on 2013-05-08 14:50

Has somebody done floreal suggestions from below? Can u share?
Cause i have to run server manually:
java -jar /usr/bin/selenium-server-java
systemctl start selenium-server.service
does nothing.

Maybe should switch to: phantomjs probably faster and headless as well.

alperkanat commented on 2013-04-02 18:06

If java-runtime isn't installed before, $JAVA_HOME is empty so selenium-server-java is linked to the wrong path. JAVA_HOME needs to be populated first.

Anonymous comment on 2013-01-22 13:50

Selenium server should be launched in a XVFB framebuffer.
There are two reason fort this:
- On a developer / tester / whatever, it allows runrning browser without being bothered with poping windows
- On a server (which can be part of a selenium grid), that may not have a GUI
I made a debian package which contains an init.d script. Feel free to study and adapt it to any other service management system (systectl, rc, etc.)

jono commented on 2013-01-12 18:36

Using FF18 and selenium 2.28.0. Using the java -jar command to run it manually, it works, but installing from this AUR does not. Perhaps this error is related to systemd running it as 'nobody'?

UnhandledWebDriverError: Unable to connect to host localhost.localdomain on port 7055 after 45000 ms. Firefox console output:

(firefox:6687): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
Using the fallback 'C' locale.
No protocol specified
Error: cannot open display: :0

smerik commented on 2012-11-13 22:47

v2.26.0-2 has systemd support thanks to nharward

smerik commented on 2012-11-13 15:14

Because of my holiday I was not able to update to v2.26.0 which has been released more than a week ago

Anonymous comment on 2012-06-29 05:15

@smerik - no rush on my behalf. I already have it on my system then wound up having to install it on Windows anyway since IE is required for what I'm doing :P

smerik commented on 2012-06-28 17:43

Bump to v2.24.1

@nharward: sorry for the delay. I saw your pull requests last week and I will take a look at it tomorrow

Anonymous comment on 2012-06-25 16:52

Forked on Github to add systemd support.
Pull request:

smerik commented on 2012-06-08 22:05

Bump to v2.23.1-2:
- At least Java 6 is required since Selenium 2.22

smerik commented on 2012-06-08 21:04

Bump to v2.23.1-1

wilbowma commented on 2012-06-06 23:53

Out of date, but just changing the version to 2.22.0 and using the new hash, fa3e7e7ff9bc99643180c1a8e0512cfa, works.

roadtang commented on 2012-04-11 21:58

v2.21 seems already out.

smerik commented on 2012-03-11 00:30

New pkg build v2.20.0-2:
- made some script/config improvements.

smerik commented on 2012-03-11 00:29

New pkg build: made some script/config improvements.

smerik commented on 2012-03-10 21:03

Package is maintained on GitHub ( Feel free to send pull requests.

smerik commented on 2012-03-10 20:52

Package is maintained on GitHub. Feel free to send pull requests.

smerik commented on 2012-03-04 21:31


timdiels commented on 2012-03-03 08:59


timdiels commented on 2012-03-03 08:59

Orphaned, seeing I no longer use this

smerik commented on 2012-03-01 20:36

v2.20.0 is out (since 2012-02-27)

smerik commented on 2012-02-23 16:38

2.19.0 (2012-02-08) is out

timdiels commented on 2011-07-02 09:48

Patched and updated

awayand commented on 2011-07-02 05:48

A bug in /etc/rc.d/selenium-server prevents server arguments with spaces in /etc/conf.d/selenium-server.conf. Here is the patch:
[x@arch ~]$ diff -u /etc/rc.d/selenium-server selenium-server.fixed > selenium-server.patch
[x@arch ~]$ cat selenium-server.patch
--- /etc/rc.d/selenium-server 2011-07-02 14:42:15.000000000 +0900
+++ selenium-server.fixed 2011-07-02 14:41:10.000000000 +0900
@@ -20,7 +20,7 @@
if [ -z "$PID" ]; then
[ -f /var/run/$ ] && rm -f /var/run/$
- su -c 'java -jar /usr/share/selenium-server/selenium-server-standalone.jar '$SELENIUM_SERVER_ARGS' >/dev/null 2>/dev/null &' - $SELENIUM_SERVER_USER
+ su -c "java -jar /usr/share/selenium-server/selenium-server-standalone.jar $SELENIUM_SERVER_ARGS >/dev/null 2>/dev/null &" - $SELENIUM_SERVER_USER
if [ $? -gt 0 ]; then

awayand commented on 2011-07-02 05:40

When started as daemon using rc.d, and a test is requested, selenium-server-standalone does not start firefox. However, if selenium-server-standalone is started from the shell without using rc.d, firefox is started fine. I wonder if this is a bug specific to arch?

timdiels commented on 2011-02-20 13:31

Downgraded from 2.0b2 to 2.0b1 again due to bugs.

timdiels commented on 2011-01-31 13:07

Adopted, current version should support screenshots :)

sergej commented on 2010-12-16 14:15


manouchk commented on 2010-12-16 13:07

MD5sum from 2.0a7 is 4522575474b46cfbf65035cf6d57d2d6

manouchk commented on 2010-12-16 13:06

The package is out-of-date. Newer version is alpha 7. Nevertheless, in both version there is screenshot bug

Which was solved only in the trunk on 31th october (r10112)

Anyone konw how to build selenium-server or selenium-server-standalone from trunk? Would that be possible to prepare a PKGBUILD from svn trunk?

iFSS commented on 2010-10-19 14:58

2.0a6 is out, it's md5sum is 9097bc3e3028cebaa6f5df3b5ac013af - cheers :)