yum update fails with error "need more than 1 value to unpack"

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  • After updating the yum-rhn-plugin package, yum update fails with an error:
    [root@localhost ~]# yum -y update yum-rhn-plugin
    Running Transaction
      Updating   : yum-rhn-plugin-0.9.1-26.el6_1.1.noarch                        1/2
      Cleanup    : yum-rhn-plugin-0.9.1-18.el6.noarch                            2/2
      yum-rhn-plugin.noarch 0:0.9.1-26.el6_1.1
    [root@localhost ~]# yum -y update
    Loaded plugins: auto-update-debuginfo, refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin
    Options Error: need more than 1 value to unpack


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • yum-rhn-plugin-0.9.1-18.el6.noarch updated to yum-rhn-plugin-0.9.1-26.el6_1.1.noarch

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