I have a problem with installing kali-themes package on Kali Linux. The error I get is the following:

eaving 'diversion of /etc/xdg/xfce4/panel/default.xml to /etc/xdg/xfce4/panel/default.xml.original by kali-
dpkg-divert: error: unknown option --no-rename

Use --help for help about diverting files.
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/kali-themes_2020.1.0_all.deb (--unpack):
 new kali-themes package pre-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Any thougths ?


Solved here, that's what i did :

  1. First, create a new directory and extract the .deb there

    mkdir tmp
    dpkg-deb -R /var/cache/apt/archives/kali-themes_2020.1.0_all.deb tmp
  2. Edit the extracted files, by looking for "--no-rename" and replace it with "".

    cd tmp/DEBIAN
    leafpad preinst
    grep "no-rename" ./* -r
    sed -i "s/--no-rename//g" <files from above grep> 
  3. Repack and execute the .deb

    dpkg-deb -b tmp fixed.deb
    sudo dpkg -i fixed.deb
  • This worked! As a side note, the *.deb can be created anywhere. The paths indicated above are only illustrative – Rajesh S Feb 2 at 20:33

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