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Cannot create repo with same name as deleted/redirected

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Delete a repository

The doc says:

Right now, there is no way to edit or remove an existing redirect. The current work around is to create a new repository with the same name as the one which you redirected. Then, delete this new repository without providing a redirect URL. 

However, you get this error: Repository with this Name and Owner already exists.

4 answers

I'm running into the same problem at the moment.

same here, this is so annoying.

YEAH!!!!REALLY IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!

I managed to work around the issue by create an identically named repository under a different account and transferring ownership to the account with the redirected repo. A bit of a detour, but it works.

A fix for this would be most welcome though.

Likewise, facing the same issue. Would prefer not to have to create a new account solely to manage the edge-case of overriding redirects. Is there an official (updated) answer for this?


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