I'd like to report a bug please.
On most (all?) debian linux distributions, the 0.97, and 0.97.2 (at least) have this problem.
1. Installed amsn.
2. Open amsn
3. enter login information
4. click "Sign in" or "check for new updates" and amsn produces a segmentation fault.
Turns out if we have the "wins" entry in the /etc/nsswitch.conf file this causes this fault. Removing the entry allows amsn to work, however this isn't really a solution since we need the wins entry for windows name resolution on a network.
More details can be found at: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5634953&postcount=17