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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

How to setup Robot Framework on development machine?

Here, I have shared the steps to setup the Robot Framework on a development machine preferrably on MacOSX. 

Steps to setup

  1. Download and install Python from here 
  1. Windows users should target Python v2.7 due to Selenium compatibility while MacOS users can target v2.7 as well as v3.0 or above 
  2. After installation, add it's path in Environment Variables 
  3. Verify it on terminal $ python -V 
  1. Install Robot Framework as instructed here 
  1. Use pip install robotframework as preferred installer on terminal 
  2. Verify it on terminal $ robot --version 
  1. Install Selenium2Library as instructed here 
  1. Use pip install robotframework-selenium2library as preferred installer on terminal 
  2. No dependency related error should remain on terminal while installing this 
  1. Download Geckodriver from here, 
  1. Unzip the package 
  2. Put the executable file at suitable path 
  3. Add that path in Environment Variables 
  4. Verify it on terminal 
geckodriver -b /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin 
  1. Download & install Firefox from here 

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