pylint #37641 pylint: crashes on modules importing icu: NameError: name 'BreakIterator' is not defined [rejected]

Hello,
I'm forwarding the Debian bug 591676

$ echo 'import icu' > test.py
$ pylint test.py No config file found, using default configuration
************* Module test
C:  1: Missing docstring
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/bin/pylint", line 4, in 
   lint.Run(sys.argv[1:])
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/pylint/lint.py", line 856, in __init__
   linter.check(args)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/pylint/lint.py", line 488, in check
   self.check_astng_module(astng, walker, rawcheckers)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/pylint/lint.py", line 563, in check_astng_module
   walker.walk(astng)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/pylint/utils.py", line 516, in walk
   self.walk(child)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/pylint/utils.py", line 513, in walk
   cb(astng)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/pylint/checkers/imports.py", line 224, in visit_import
   importedmodnode = self.get_imported_module(modnode, node, name)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/pylint/checkers/imports.py", line 260, in get_imported_module
   return importnode.do_import_module(modname)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/mixins.py", line 147, in do_import_module
   return mymodule.import_module(modname, level=level)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/scoped_nodes.py", line 355, in import_module
   return MANAGER.astng_from_module_name(absmodname)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/manager.py", line 183, in astng_from_module_name
   return self.astng_from_file(filepath, modname, fallback=False)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/manager.py", line 140, in astng_from_file
   return ASTNGBuilder(self).file_build(filepath, modname)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/builder.py", line 135, in file_build
   node = self.string_build(data, modname, path)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/builder.py", line 145, in string_build
   return self.ast_build(parse(data + '\n'), modname, path)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/builder.py", line 158, in ast_build
   newnode = self.rebuilder.build(node, modname, node_file)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/rebuilder.py", line 112, in build
   self._add_from_names_to_locals(from_node, delayed=True)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/rebuilder.py", line 211, in _add_from_names_to_locals
   imported = node.root().import_module(node.modname)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/scoped_nodes.py", line 355, in import_module
   return MANAGER.astng_from_module_name(absmodname)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/manager.py", line 183, in astng_from_module_name
   return self.astng_from_file(filepath, modname, fallback=False)
 FNameError: name 'BreakIterator' is not definedile "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/manager.py", line 140, in astng_from_file
   return ASTNGBuilder(self).file_build(filepath, modname)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/builder.py", line 135, in file_build
   node = self.string_build(data, modname, path)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/builder.py", line 145, in string_build
   return self.ast_build(parse(data + '\n'), modname, path)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/builder.py", line 158, in ast_build
   newnode = self.rebuilder.build(node, modname, node_file)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/rebuilder.py", line 112, in build
   self._add_from_names_to_locals(from_node, delayed=True)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/rebuilder.py", line 211, in _add_from_names_to_locals
   imported = node.root().import_module(node.modname)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/scoped_nodes.py", line 355, in import_module
   return MANAGER.astng_from_module_name(absmodname)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/astng/manager.py", line 176, in astng_from_module_name
   module = load_module_from_name(modname)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/common/modutils.py", line 113, in load_module_from_name
   return load_module_from_modpath(dotted_name.split('.'), path, use_sys)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/logilab/common/modutils.py", line 153, in load_module_from_modpath
   module = load_module(curname, mp_file, mp_filename, mp_desc)
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/icu.py", line 37, in 
   from docs import *
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/docs.py", line 27, in 
   _install__doc__(BreakIterator, '''
NameError: name 'BreakIterator' is not defined
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