Background: We aim to allow installing CiviCRM on Drupal 8 via
git without requiring the admin to run
templates/CRM/common/version.tpl is generated by
GenCode and then used once... by
GenCode. If you grep
universe, there's nothing else that references
Find the place where
GenCode relies on
templates/CRM/common/version.tpl. Get that information a different way (i.e. read
version.xml). Then, update
GenCode so that it no longer creates
EDIT: If the file isn't used, then do we really need to remove it? Perhaps we can keep it around (in tarballs) on the off-chance that some unpublished legacy process relies on it, but omit from the D8 builds?
Stepping back... @dsnopek, I'm a little confused -- because it seems to me like this file isn't used, but your D8 install steps copy it over. Did you put that step in as a matter of speculation or based on a concrete issue?