MATE-Terminal doesn't have GIT_EXEC_PATH set

Bug #1652872 reported by paperdigits on 2016-12-28
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Bug Description

I'm trying to use git-mediawiki to clone some wikis.

Running a fully up-to-date Ubuntu MATE:

sudo apt install git-mediawiki libmediawiki-api-perl libdatetime-format-iso8601-perl liblwp-protocol-https-perl

then try and clone a wiki:

you@guy:~/Desktop$ git clone mediawiki::https://wikipedia.org
Cloning into 'wikipedia.org'...
fatal: Unable to find remote helper for 'mediawiki'

Exporting the environment variable GIT_EXEC_PATH seems to solve the problem:

you@guy:~/Desktop$ export GIT_EXEC_PATH=/usr/lib/git-core
you@guy:~/Desktop$ git clone mediawiki::https://wikipedia.org
Cloning into 'wikipedia.org'...
Searching revisions...
No previous mediawiki revision found, fetching from beginning.
Fetching & writing export data by pages...

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