Yum fails with error "TypeError: iterable argument required"

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  • yum fails to update.
  • Following messages provided from yum update:

# yum update Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ? yummain.user\_main(sys.argv[1:], exit\_code=True) File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 309, in user_main errcode = main(args) File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 178, in main result, resultmsgs = base.doCommands() File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 345, in doCommands self._getTs(needTsRemove) File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py", line 101, in _getTs self.\_getTsInfo(remove\_only) File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py", line 112, in _getTsInfo pkgSack = self.pkgSack File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/\_\_init\_\_.py", line 661, in <lambda> pkgSack = property(fget=lambda self: self._getSacks(), File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/\_\_init\_\_.py", line 501, in _getSacks self.repos.populateSack(which=repos) File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/repos.py", line 260, in populateSack sack.populate(repo, mdtype, callback, cacheonly) File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 187, in populate xml = repo\_get\_function() File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1543, in getPrimaryXML return self.retrieveMD('primary') File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1484, in retrieveMD return self._retrieveMD(mdtype) File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1524, in _retrieveMD cache=self.http_caching == 'all') File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/rhnplugin.py", line 308, in _getFile start, end, copy_local, checkfunc, text, reget, cache) File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/rhnplugin.py", line 401, in _noExceptionWrappingGet timeout=self.timeout File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/urlgrabber/grabber.py", line 934, in urlgrab return self._retry(opts, retryfunc, url, filename) File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/urlgrabber/grabber.py", line 852, in _retry r = apply(func, (opts,) + args, {}) File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/urlgrabber/grabber.py", line 920, in retryfunc fo = URLGrabberFileObject(url, filename, opts) File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/urlgrabber/grabber.py", line 1008, in \_\_init\_\_ self.\_do\_open() File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/urlgrabber/grabber.py", line 1091, in \_do\_open fo, hdr = self.\_make\_request(req, opener) File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/urlgrabber/grabber.py", line 1200, in \_make\_request fo = opener.open(req) File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/urllib2.py", line 358, in open response = self._open(req, data) File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/urllib2.py", line 376, in _open '_open', req) File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/urllib2.py", line 337, in \_call\_chain result = func(\*args) File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/urllib2.py", line 573, in <lambda> lambda r, proxy=url, type=type, meth=self.proxy_open: \\ File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/urllib2.py", line 580, in proxy_open if '@' in host: TypeError: iterable argument required


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1
  • yum

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