Shared App Issue on Dual Setup in Lion - Please assist.

boldac

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 3, 2011
23
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Thanks in advance. I setup Lion on a separate partition. I love it. I linked my new home directory to my Snow Leopard one; however, several Apple applications won't run. iPhoto, aperture, iMovie, Numbers, etc. All of them give the same error about wrong OS X version and show that they are looking in Lion's Library for frameworks and such instead of accessing the libraries from Snow Leopard.

I originally used the directions for setting up the separate Lion partition and linking the home directories from here:

http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/11755/install-os-x-lion-to-separate-partition/

I must be doing something wrong, because I am sure many of you installed using a similar technique, but you guys are all successful in running those applications.

Thanks!
 

Galaxas0

macrumors regular
Mar 2, 2011
129
78
Same problem - easy fix: Reinstall the iLife and iWork suite in Lion and delete the .app files. All is well :D
 

boldac

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 3, 2011
23
0
Same problem - easy fix: Reinstall the iLife and iWork suite in Lion and delete the .app files. All is well :D
:confused:

Really? That seems to be an awful clunky way of doing things. Can anybody else confirm that's the only way to get Apple apps running?