OS X Lion: "Lion Recovery Update can't be installed on this disk. An error occurred while evaluating JavaScript for the package." when installing Lion Recovery Update

Attempting to install the Lion Recovery Update via Software Update may result in this alert message, and the installation will stop:

"Lion Recovery Update can't be installed on this disk. An error occurred while evaluating JavaScript for the package."

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This can happen if your Mac does not have Lion Recovery installed. To learn more about why Lion Recovery was not installed, please see this article.

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