There is an error in the configure script and
Makefile.in that causes builds with compilers that
don't understand '-ansi -pedantic' to fail (I would
guess anything that isn't GCC falls in to this category.)
Here's a patch to configure.ac and Makefile.in that
fixes the problem.
(although I'm guessing that this web form will maim the
patch. Email me for the patch if you can't get this to