Move NPM package to other repo "Package is already associated with another repository".

I would like to move a package from one repository to another.

Consider this:

I have an organisation at “@org

I have 2 packages associated with one ‘monorepo’ “” called “@org/test1” and “@org/test2”

No I want to move “@org/test1” to its own repo in the organisation like “

I change the repo in “package.json” like this:

"name": "@org/test1",
  "publishConfig": {
    "registry": ""
  "repository": {
    "type": "git",
    "url": "ssh://",
    "directory": "packages/test1"

But I am getting this error:

422 Unprocessable Entity - PUT - Package "test1" is already associated with another repository.

How can I change this? Since the package stays in the namespace I expect this to work just fine.


I still need help for this!

It looks like Github Packages requires  last part of the name (“test1” in you case) be unique. 

Then what’s the point in org namespaces? Isn’t this a bug?