I have a kustomize base that I'd like to re-use without editing it. Unfortunately, it creates a namespace I don't want to create. I'd like to simply remove that resource from consideration when compiling the manifests and add a resource for mine since I can't patch a namespace to change the name.

How can this be done?

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You can remove specified manifest using 'patchesStrategicMerge' as following:

- |-
  apiVersion: v1
  kind: Namespace
    name: unwanted-namespace
  $patch: delete

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