we are using GIT (V1.8.1) in our build process inside a MSBuild script on 

When clone our main repositories to the build machine we sometimes get the 
message "Unable to rename <repository>/.git/.HEAD.lock to 
<repository>/.git/.HEAD - Retry (y/n)".

At that time the build process hangs because there is nobody that can 
answer that question :-(

The cloning of the repositories works in 9 of 10 cases without that message.

Any hints what causes that message? (it is an absolute no-go inside a 
script - an error code would be OK but asking the user is absolutely not 

Thanks in advance,

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