Package Details: ib-tws 978.1f-1

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Package Base: ib-tws
Description: Electronic trading platform from discount brokerage firm Interactive Brokers
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: benalexau
Maintainer: benalexau
Last Packager: benalexau
Votes: 15
Popularity: 0.130059
First Submitted: 2013-01-30 06:21
Last Updated: 2019-11-22 03:46

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cschmid commented on 2019-11-02 08:19

@benalexau: The AUR version of TWS seems to be different from the official Linux installer package: The desktop items are not the same, and more importantly, the start login screens seems to be very different optically and functionally and seems to be outdated in the AUR version. For example, it is not possible to switch between 'STABLE', 'LATEST', and 'BETA', and the 'IBKR Light/Pro' icon is still missing in the AUR version. Being not able to switch between editions, I am currently forced to fall back to the manual installer.

b1tl0rd commented on 2019-08-22 22:11

yay has the option to ask which package.. ==> Packages to cleanBuild? select # item.

Yay is not asking me to edit PKGBUILDS, and I don't like the diff menu! What can I do? yay --editmenu --nodiffmenu --save

stewi commented on 2019-06-30 14:24

The integrity check can be skipped (using yay) with

yay -S ib-tws --mflags --skipinteg

Of course this means the integrity checks are skipped

cschmid commented on 2019-06-29 10:07

I can confirm the issue of goodboy.

goodboy commented on 2019-04-23 23:41

100 73.9M  100 73.9M    0     0  2371k      0  0:00:31  0:00:31 --:--:-- 1395k
==> Validating source files with md5sums...
    LICENSE ... Passed
    ib-tws ... Passed
    ib-tws.conf ... Passed
    ib-tws.desktop ... Passed
    ib-gw ... Passed
    ib-gw.conf ... Passed
    ib-gw.desktop ... Passed ... FAILED

Trying to install with aura fails the md5

goodboy commented on 2019-01-28 04:20

I haven't been able to get sound working since I started using TWS mid-last year. It's unfortunate because I do watch BB throughout the day and currently have had a rig up a 1/2 hour browser purging service to bypass their paywall..

It would be nice in general to have sounds working in TWS. Has anyone here had it working whatsoever?

elementaryswag commented on 2018-12-11 10:52

Well, here sound in Tws doesn't work without ffmpeg2.8, sadly. Strange. I am using an external soundcard as well, but I don't see how that can matter.

(I'm on Manjaro)

Same error shows up - please install libavcodec, libavformat, glib for ubuntu 12.04 or equivalent (very outdated versions - so I'm surprised the sounds are working for other people)

benalexau commented on 2018-12-11 00:02

@elementaryswag thanks for letting me know. I have removed ffmpeg2.8 as an optional dependency, changing it to plain ffmpeg. It was mentioned a fair while ago as needed for the TV streaming in TWS, but I don't use that so have no idea if it's still needed. Feel free to add a comment here if you find we need something else for the TV streaming.

elementaryswag commented on 2018-12-10 14:59

Sadly ffmpeg2.8 is no longer installable unless one wants to keep their system out of date. It depends on but the newest version is Any ideas?

elementaryswag commented on 2018-10-03 17:06


I've since switched to Chakra Linux and I can confirm installing ffmpeg2.8 solves the problem here. Thanks!