I have an SSD with two (bootable OS X) partitions. I don't want to have duplicate installations of most of my applications. So I made some OS X proprietary aliases in one of the two /Applications folders to the .apps in the /Applications folder of the other partition. I disabled Spotlight indexing on "the other partition".
This works when I double-click the aliases in a Finder window. But if I try to launch them from the Spotlight search menu I get the following error message:
When I use symlinks instead (for example
ln -s /Volumes/SL/Applications/iTerm.app) it doesn't even show up in Spotlight search results, but launching from Finder works here too.
Are there any solutions aside from using an application launcher like QuickSilver?