All of the provided configure and sh script. Have a
defect on linux #! /bin/sh does not work. These have
to be #!/bin/sh to work.
Now this would not be a large problem. If you autoconf
rebuild the configure files. You cannot build the
mingw without a binary copy. Yet the other ones do.
This could be a autoconf version thing.
With gcc 4.1.1-mingw on Linux
./configure --enable-langunges=c --disable-libssp
Will give a working C complier. So really if
mingw-runtime builds from source as w32api does now.
There is no need for binarys to start a mingw tree off.
Perfectly clean tree.
Only thing that is prevent it is the autoconf system