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How and what repository do I add/enable that contains all of the source file packages in CentOS 5?

This is in order to enable yumdownloader --source <package_name>

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It turns out that the source repo definitions are not included. Add the following as /etc/yum.repos.d/Centos-Source.repo:

[base-source]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base Source
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/os/SRPMS/
enabled=0

[updates-source]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates Source
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/updates/SRPMS/
enabled=0

[addons-source]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Addons Source
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/addons/SRPMS/
enabled=0

[extras-source]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Extras Source
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/extras/SRPMS/
enabled=0

[centosplus-source]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Plus Source
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/centosplus/SRPMS/
enabled=0

[contrib-source]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Contrib Source
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/contrib/SRPMS/
enabled=0
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FTR: bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=1646 –  mattdm Nov 16 '10 at 17:14
    
Unfortunately, source rpms seem to have disappeared from mirrors.centos.org and are now only on vault.centos.org . –  Xiong Chiamiov Dec 10 '13 at 23:24
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Marked Ignacio's answer as correct, but I ended up using the following before I saw the answer:

[base-SRPMS]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base SRPMS
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/os/SRPMS/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5
priority=1
enabled=1

#released updates
[update-SRPMS]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates SRPMS
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/updates/SRPMS/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5
priority=1
enabled=1
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