Package Details: ib-tws 955.4m-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: 5
Popularity: 0.262893
First Submitted: 2013-01-30 06:21
Last Updated: 2016-04-05 08:02

Latest Comments

ibizaman commented on 2016-02-16 06:01

Finally everything did not went well. As you can see in the output log here:, it failed at the end although I really do not see where is the problem - there's no error line as far as I can see. Do you have a guess?

EDIT: okay found it.
In fact, with the new makepkg release, you cannot build anymore as root. So I ran the makepkg step as the nobody user and that made the install fail like in the log. This is because the nobody user has no $HOME directory assigned and thus it tries to install in weird folders.

ibizaman commented on 2016-02-16 04:17

Thanks again. How can they even think about making it so painful...

benalexau commented on 2016-02-15 22:41

The auto update script has been pretty reliable for nearly a year, but a few months back IB fundamentally changed the TWS installer model. They now use Install4J, bundle a JRE and require a GUI installer. I've adjusted the scripts to handle these major changes, but sometimes IB publishes a new archive (so a different MD5) but the same version number (!), which my automatic scripts fail to detect. Anyhow I have manually updated the package, so you should be good to install now.

ibizaman commented on 2016-02-15 22:17

Hi, me again. This time the install failed while checking's md5 checksum.

ibizaman commented on 2015-03-06 06:38

Thanks! I thought it could only happen because the .tar.gz was updated. Didn't think about other stuff that could go bad.
Anyway, thanks a lot for your packages, they really are awesome!

benalexau commented on 2015-03-06 03:00

All updated.

I've setup a daily cron job to run We'll see if it works. I hadn't done so previously as about 1 in 10 times it fails (URL moves, Java version changes etc) and requires manual intervention.

ibizaman commented on 2015-03-05 22:35

New md5sum is: 4da642796c073c3c089eac3541d5667d.
Is there a way to update the md5sum automatically?

benalexau commented on 2014-09-01 01:15

@ibizaman, all updated. Thanks for the heads up.

ibizaman commented on 2014-08-30 14:47

Hey, me again! The md5sum is again out of date, here's the new one: dab03fbc4aa0ae43e6c8e7f1d4a99a65

ibizaman commented on 2014-06-14 09:05

@benalexau just tested now and it works fine. Thanks for the quick response!

benalexau commented on 2014-06-12 23:18

@ibizaman thanks for letting me know. The automated update scripts had detected this and attempted to upload a new PKGBUILD via burp, but burp now enforces the new requirements and failed the upload without returning a suitable exit code. Anyhow I have fixed the upload and also modified the automated package maintenance script in commit Thanks again for the report.

ibizaman commented on 2014-06-12 22:50

The latest md5sum of unixmacosx_latest.jar is now fa3d5ab2c9c731762850f65a9fc6f3f5

ishanarora commented on 2013-05-18 09:43


benalexau commented on 2013-05-18 07:42

@ishanarora, IB Gateway is now supported (both with a desktop icon and shell script). I also updated the package to fetch from IB's new "latest" version URI. Hope you find the package useful.

ishanarora commented on 2013-05-17 15:19

Please add support for ib-gateway in the same PKGBUILD.