maintainer-feedback requested: [Bug 274020] devel/meson: ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'typing_extensions'

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Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2023 11:54:14 UTC
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Bug 274020: devel/meson: ModuleNotFoundError: No module named

--- Description ---
I am working with DEFAULT_VERSIONS+= python=3.11 python3=3.11

In building meson-1.2.1 I encounter an error:
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'typing_extensions'

I added this to BUILD_DEPENDS:

...for "Great Success!"

I don't however use Python enough nor have the necessary motivation to
investigate in order to confidently say where this line might more
appropriately belong (LIB_DEPENDS perhaps?) and under what conditions (Python
versions? Other software I have tickling the configure target?). Meson is now
working well on my workstation for my purposes (where all build dependencies
always remain installed anyway among 2500+ pkgs).

I am of course assuming this error doesn't come up in the typical environment.
If requested, I would be happy to dig further into its cause.