How to install PhantomJS on Ubuntu

First, install or update to the latest system software.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential chrpath libssl-dev libxft-dev

Install these packages needed by PhantomJS to work correctly.

sudo apt-get install libfreetype6 libfreetype6-dev
sudo apt-get install libfontconfig1 libfontconfig1-dev

Get it from the PhantomJS website.

cd Downloads
export PHANTOM_JS="phantomjs-2.1.1-linux-x86_64"
sudo tar xvjf $PHANTOM_JS.tar.bz2

Once downloaded, move Phantomjs folder to /usr/local/share/ and create a symlink:

sudo mv $PHANTOM_JS /usr/local/share
sudo ln -sf /usr/local/share/$PHANTOM_JS/bin/phantomjs /usr/local/bin

On Kali you might receive an OpenSSL error, quick fix to this is as follows:

Create an empty openssl.cnf file and set environment variable to use it.

touch /tmp/openssl.cnf 
export OPENSSL_CONF="/tmp/openssl.cnf"

Now, It should have PhantomJS properly on your system.

phantomjs --version

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