[OS X TeX] How to update MacTex

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Oct 2 22:52:51 CEST 2008

On 2 okt 2008, at 22:23, Yu (Ryan) Yue wrote:

> I am brand new to MacTex. Actually I just got my first mac pro. I  
> was trying to compile textpower file with MacTex and it said  
> foil.cls is missing. Is there any easy way to install those files.  
> Thanks!!

foiltex uses a non-free license, and is not included in texlive (and  
therefore not in MacTeX). Updating will not help.

installing foiltex can be done in different locations. If you are the  
only user of this machine (or you use your account on different  
machines), then it is easiest to install foiltex in ~/Library/texmf/ 
tex/latex/foiltex/... (that is, in the Library folder that resides  
within your home directory, make the folder texmf, in which you create  
a tex folder, in which you make a latex folder, in which you make a  
folder to hold the files of foiltex). This folder is you installation  
directory, from there on follow the instructions that come with foiltex.

Hope this helps,


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