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ORA-19206 when running export (exp)

On Oracle9i if you get the following error when running export (exp) utility, to fix this issue one would need to run the $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/catmeta.sql as sys to fix this issue.

About to export SYSTEM’s objects …
. exporting database links
. exporting sequence numbers
. exporting cluster definitions
EXP-00056: ORACLE error 19206 encountered
ORA-19206: Invalid value for query or REF CURSOR parameter
ORA-06512: at “SYS.DBMS_XMLGEN”, line 83
ORA-06512: at “SYS.DBMS_METADATA”, line 345
ORA-06512: at “SYS.DBMS_METADATA”, line 410
ORA-06512: at “SYS.DBMS_METADATA”, line 449
ORA-06512: at “SYS.DBMS_METADATA”, line 1156
ORA-06512: at “SYS.DBMS_METADATA”, line 1141
ORA-06512: at line 1

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