Getting error "IndexError: tuple index out of range" while executing "yum update" or "subscription-manager" commands

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Issue

  • While updating a system using yum, it fails with traceback, "IndexError: tuple index out of range"
  • yum fails with "IndexError: list index out of range"
  • subscription-manager command did not finish properly with the following error
# subscription-manager register
Username: redhat
Password:
tuple index out of range

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • Red Hat Network (RHN)
  • yum
  • subscription-manager

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