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Symlink to applications aren't detected as applications #1507

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zimbatm opened this issue Jun 1, 2013 · 10 comments
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Symlink to applications aren't detected as applications #1507

zimbatm opened this issue Jun 1, 2013 · 10 comments
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@zimbatm
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@zimbatm zimbatm commented Jun 1, 2013

If you have a symlink to an application in your /Application folder, Quicksilver doesn't add it to the index.

The current workaround that I've found is to disable the Application catalog and create a new custom one with no "type" and depth of 1.

Bug found on OSX 10.8.3, QS 1.0.0 (4000)

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@ethanjonn ethanjonn commented Jun 15, 2013

+1

i can see it in quicksilver but when trying to open nothing happens

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@pjrobertson pjrobertson commented Jun 15, 2013

Should be fixed by #1516

skurfer added a commit that referenced this issue Jul 17, 2013
Resolve aliases when scanning directories Fixes #1507
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@valrus valrus commented Jun 21, 2014

Still doesn't work for me in build 400C. Also, OP's workaround successfully adds the symlink to the catalog, but opening it reveals it in my file browser rather than launching the app.

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@pjrobertson pjrobertson commented Jun 22, 2014

It works for me. What are you doing to create your symlink?

…OK, I see that it doesn’t work for aliased applications (that’s not the same as a symlink). I’ve worked a fix
See #1882

On 22 Meh 2014, at 06:12, valrus notifications@github.com wrote:

Still doesn't work for me in build 400C.


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@valrus valrus commented Jun 22, 2014

It's linked via Homebrew, which you can use to install and keep some .apps up-to-date. Homebrew is a commandline app so I'm pretty sure its links are actual symlinks. The link shows up as "Symbolic Link (Intel:64)" in the Get Info window and looks like every symlink I've ever seen when I ls -l in the Terminal:

MacVim.app -> /usr/local/Cellar/macvim/7.4-73/MacVim.app

I'm pretty sure it's a symlink, not an alias.

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@skurfer skurfer commented Jun 23, 2014

I tried installing MacVim via Homebrew and it launches fine, but the icon isn’t loaded.

Update: After a relaunch, I can’t reproduce any icon loading problems.

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@pjrobertson pjrobertson commented Jun 24, 2014

Just installed MacVim (using homebrew) and with this branch the app loads into the Catalog just fine. No icon loading issues either.

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@valrus valrus commented Jun 28, 2014

Are you using the Find All Applications catalog item or the Applications folder one? The former works for me, but (a) it finds the application itself in /usr/local/Cellar, not the symlink in /Applications (which is okay) and (b) it also finds hundreds of apps that I want neither to index nor to have to manually individually deactivate.

The Applications folder catalog item still does not find symlinked apps at all.

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@valrus valrus commented Jun 28, 2014

Granted: I'm in a slightly weird situation because I have an SSD and an HD that I'm in the very leisurely process of migrating from, so many apps exist in both places. This contributes to the "hundreds of apps I don't want to index" problem.

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@skurfer skurfer commented Jun 30, 2014

I can confirm that #1882 fixes this.

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