I am testing an installer on Solaris 9 and have the file update method = Update files with a newer version selected.
I ran the installer once. Then edited a file that was installed with some new settings. The installation info has the correct version of the file listed in the .ver file. Then I re-ran the same installer and it wrote over my local changes.
I would think that since the versions of the file according to the installer were the same, the file would not have been copied at all.
Let me know if I am not understanding how this component should work.