I want to set up cross site publishing of a pages library as a catalog. I want to do this while using variations. Thus, I have a source publishing site collection with two variation labels. Each of the respective subsites contains a page library that I want to publish as a catalog each. The pages libraries contain sample article pages. Each article page has a managed metadata field that contains a term from the managed metadata service termstore. I then publish (and crawl) the two catalogs from the source site collection using the "Title" field as a catalog item url field.
On the target publishing site collection where I want to consume the catalog, I have also set up two identical variation labels. If I open the "manage catalog connections" settings of a variation site I can see both published catalogs. However, if I try to connect to the catalog corresponding to the same variation label, I run into the error "Properties Title specified by the shared catalog could not be found in search schema". I get the very same error when I try to set up the connection for the other one of the variations.
The search service application's search schema does in fact contain a crawled property "Title" mapped to a managed property "Title". Can someone tell me what is going wrong? How do I fix this error?