Selenium: Python script can't find 'service' argument

I’ve a Python script which I combine with the selenium-webdriver to crawl a certain website and extract the content of a class. After that I save the result inside a MySQL database.

The file ( is located in the server directory /www/htdocs/xxx/wow/test:

import mysql.connector
from time import sleep
from selenium import webdriver

from import Service

from import By

mydb = mysql.connector.connect(

service_object = Service('./chromedriver')

driver = webdriver.Chrome(service=service_object)



article_element = driver.find_element(By.CLASS_NAME, 'line-name ')

article_text = article_element.text

sql = "REPLACE INTO dfbase (name) VALUES (%s)"
val = [(article_text)]
cursor = mydb.cursor()
cursor.execute(sql, val)
print("Inserted",cursor.rowcount,"row(s) of data.")


On my local environment the script is working as expected, but when I use it on my webserver I get the following error:

ssh-xxxx@xxxx:/www/htdocs/xxx/wow/test$ python

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 19, in <module>
driver = webdriver.Chrome(service=service_object)
TypeError: __init__() got an unexpected keyword argument 'service'

Outout of "pip list":

ssh-xxxx@xxxx:/www/htdocs/xxx/wow/test$ pip list
Package                Version
---------------------- --------
apparmor               2.12
beautifulsoup4         4.6.0
bs4                    0.0.1
certifi                2023.5.7
charset-normalizer     2.0.12
chromedriver-installer 0.0.6
idna                   3.4
LibAppArmor            2.12
lxml                   4.9.2
matplotlib             2.1.1
numpy                  1.13.3
pexpect                4.2.1
pip                    21.3.1
python-dotenv          0.20.0
requests               2.27.1
selenium               3.141.0
setuptools             59.6.0
urllib3                1.26.16
webdriver-manager      3.7.1
wheel                  0.37.1

>Solution :

It’s because your web server is using a very old version of selenium (3.141.0). The service arg doesn’t exist there:

You may want to compare pip list between your local environment and your server environment, as you are likely using selenium 4 on your local environment, which is why service exists there:

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