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Issue #6446 resolved

Deleted repos are not deleted (BB-7591)

Carlos Betancourt
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I created a repo called XX but it was deleted later. Now a friend is transfering me one of his repos, called also XX, and Bitbucket is not allowing the transfer since "You already own a repository of this name".

How can I accept the transfer?

Comments (3)

  1. Brian Nguyen

    Hi Carlos,

    This problem occurs if you have deleted a repository but have included a redirect. This should not matter, so I have added this to our backlog to fix. In the meantime, you can do this:

    1. Create a new repository, named XX
    2. Delete the repository, do not include a redirect
    3. Accept the transfer request.

    Cheers, Brian

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