I’m trying to install Foundry 2 and having the same problem as AdrianB “A little trouble with installing Foundry” By the way I had the same problem when trying to install foundry 1
My install process is exactly the same except I get
“At least one addon is older or the same version as the one already installed. Are you sure you want to continue?”
then when I continue I get “Some addons could not be installed Please click the warning symbol next to each addon for more information.”
When I click on the warning next to the Foundry.stack I get “Foundry.stack” couldn’t be copied because you don’t have permission to access “Stacks”. To view or change permissions, select the item in the Finder and choose File > Get Info.”
And next to foundry.rapidweaver “Foundry.rapidweavertheme” couldn’t be copied because you don’t have permission to access “to Install”. To view or change permissions, select the item in the Finder and choose File > Get Info.
I am a newby to Rapidweaver and really struggling just to load the Foundry 2 addon I have tried reinstalling and every other recommended option. I have stacks and an number of other addons installed with a total purchase price of over $200. I really want to get into the system.
Please help me get Foundry 2 installed. I have written to the developers but have had absolutely no reply.
That’s an unusual error message. It sounds like a permissions issue on your mac. Her’s a couple of things to try.
Start RW and then drag the “Foundry.stack” and “Foundry.rapidweavertheme” files onto the running RW icon in the dock. This will ensure RW is trying to install them in the correct version of RW, in the event you have multiple copies installed on your computer and they do not use the same add-ons folder.
If you are still getting those errors, then in RW, go to the file name and select “Reveal Addons Folder”. It should open the add-ons folder in finder. You should see a folder names “Stacks” in this folder. Copy the “Foundry.stack” file to that folder and copy the “Foundry.rapidweavertheme” into the “Themes” folder.
If you get any errors, Get Info (Finder File menu) and check your permissions, Your user name should have read & write permissions to those folders.
Go to the Rapidweaver menu next to Finder on the Mac top bar.
Open the Rapidweaver menu. You will see REVEAL ADDONS FOLDER.
Click that and open the Stacks folder.
Drag and drop the yellow lego (from the unpacked Foundry dmg.) into the folder. It will overwrite the previous Foundry.
The ones with missing icons are not Foundry stacks.
Click on one of the ones with a missing icon and then click on the Details button at the bottom of the Stacks pane. That may give you a clue as to what they are from. It’s likely they didn’t get installed correctly or there is a permission issue with them too.
You need a copy of the Foundry stack on any page where you use Foundry stacks. It has the base settings for lots of things like paragraph and header fonts, colors, etc. The control center stack is the one named “Foundry”.
If you are not familiar with the Partials feature of Stacks, you should also learn about them before you start making mutiple pages. They allow you to have the same stack on multiple pages that all use the same settings. They are good for things like: the main Foundry stack, your navigation, your footer, etc. Basically, things you want to always be the same on your pages should be in a partial.
Info on Partials can be found here. Partials work the same in v4 as in v3: