--- a/configure.ac
+++ b/configure.ac
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
 # $Id$
 #
 # Written by Keith Marshall  <keithmarshall@users.sourceforge.net>
-# Copyright (C) 2010, 2011, 2013, MinGW.org Project
+# Copyright (C) 2010, MinGW Project
 #
 #
 # Configuration script for mingw-dist
@@ -22,25 +22,13 @@
 # MinGW Project, accept liability for any damages, however caused,
 # arising from the use of this software.
 #
-  m4_include([VERSION.m4])
-  AC_INIT([mingw-dist],__VERSION__,[http://mingw.org/reporting_bugs])
-
-# Specify a default (invalid) user name, for authentication to FRS.
-#
-  : ${FRS_USERNAME="anonymous"}
-  AC_ARG_VAR([FRS_USERNAME],[user name for FRS authentication [anonymous]])
-
-# Check for required tools.
-#
-  m4_include([makeopts.m4])
-  MINGW_AC_MAKE_NO_PRINT_DIRECTORY
-  AC_PROG_LN_S
+  AC_INIT([mingw-dist],[0.0],[http://mingw.org/reporting_bugs])
 
 # Specify all makefiles which are to be created
 #
   AC_CONFIG_FILES([Makefile])
   AC_CONFIG_FILES([Makefile.comm])
-  AC_FOREACH([subdir],[common contrib mingw32 msys],
+  AC_FOREACH([subdir],[mingw32 msys],
   [AC_CONFIG_FILES(subdir[/Makefile:Makefile.stub.in])dnl
    mingw_ac_subdirs=${mingw_ac_subdirs+"${mingw_ac_subdirs} "}"subdir"dnl
   ])