Recently, I picked the python-pykafka package, since it was orphaned.
Unfortunately, upon closer inspection I noticed it has been neglected quite
During the build process, it would download several dependencies via "pip"
which were not listed as BuildRequires in the SPEC file. 3 of them are not
packaged for Fedora at all (python-xxhash, python-parametrized,
python-lz4tools), one of which is incorrectly listed in the upstream
requirements.txt file (python-parametrized exists, but the latest version
is 0.1, not 0.7 as the requirements.txt file wants).
To make matters worse, it seems like both the upstream and several of the
dependencies are dead/abandoned.
I'm orphaning the package, since it doesn't make sense to keep it.
Incidentally, there is https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/python-kafka
which was retired, but the upstream is alive so I might pick this one up.