[R] Webshot failed to take snapshot in Ubuntu machine
m@echler @ending from @t@t@m@th@ethz@ch
Thu Dec 20 13:00:11 CET 2018
>>>>> Marc Girondot via R-help
>>>>> on Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:53:34 +0100 writes:
> Hi Christofer, I just try on MacOSX and ubuntu and it
> works on both:
> For ubuntu:
> version "#45-Ubuntu
> SMP Thu Nov 15 19:32:57 UTC 2018"
> Not sure what to do...
Hmm, if I try it (on my Linux desktop), I get
> url <- "https://www.bseindia.com/stock-share-price/asian-paints-ltd/asianpaint/500820/"
> webshot(url, 'bb.pdf')
PhantomJS not found. You can install it with webshot::install_phantomjs(). If it is installed, please make sure the phantomjs executable can be found via the PATH variable.
being available on your computer, *and* having that correctly in
On my linux system, I then did
and that downloaded things and installed a 67 Megabyte
executable in my PATH ... which then subsequently worked.
On that Linux system it did *not* work, try
and you should see that it gets a version of 'phantomjs' on your
computer, i.e., the one that webshot() will then try to use and
I'd recommend you run webshot::install_phantomjs()
which then should install a "better" version of the 'phantomjs'
executable that then *should* work ..
Let us know if this helped (or why not).
> Le 18/12/2018 à 13:37, Christofer Bogaso a écrit :
>> I was using webshot package to take snapshot of a webpage
>> as below:
>> library(webshot) webshot('
>> However what I see is a Blank PDF file is saved.
>> However if I use the same code in my windows machine it
>> is able to produce correct snapshot.
>> Below is my system information
>> sysname "Linux" release "4.4.0-139-generic" version
>> "#165-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 24 10:58:50 UTC 2018" nodename
>> "ubuntu-s-2vcpu-4gb-blr1-01" machine "x86_64" login
>> "root" user "root" effective_user "root"
>> Any idea what went wrong would be highly helpful.
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