Ok i've been having the same problem all day to, Ebuddy seems to work.
I've tried svn co https://amsn.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/amsn/trunk/amsn
but it installs it to "hemmapp" home map i think in english, when amsn is in usr/share/amsn
not sure if thats right or not, but it still dosent work.
Help would be awsome if im doing something wrong with updating