Bug#442134: Inconsistency/typo: half-configured vs. failed-config
On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 14:59:11 +0200, Magnus Holmgren wrote:
> Package: debian-policy
> The description of Pre-Depends in section 7.2 says that half-configured
> packages can satisfy pre-dependencies. However, chapter 6 does not mention
> that package state. Instead, it talks about "Failed-Config" (and "Failed
> Config"). Reading dpkg(1) suggests that half-configured is correct and
> failed-config wrong, but I can't tell for sure whether the both are really
> the same.
Those two are synonyms. dpkg and dselect use halfconfigured internally
and Failed-config when talking to the user.