yum update on RHEL5 fails with: error was [Errno -1] Header is not complete.

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  • After registering a RHEL 5 system, all yum update commands (for any package) fail in the following way:

    [root ~]# yum update
    Loading "rhnplugin" plugin
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    Setting up Update Process
    Setting up repositories
    rhel-x86_64-server-5      100% |=========================| 1.4 kB    00:00     
    Reading repository metadata in from local files
    Resolving Dependencies
    --> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
    ---> Downloading header for sabayon-apply to pack into transaction set.
    sabayon-apply-2.12.4-9.el 100% |=========================|  601 B    00:00     
    Error: failed to retrieve getPackage/sabayon-apply-2.12.4-9.el5.x86_64.rpm from rhel-x86_64-server-5
    error was [Errno -1] Header is not complete.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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