I'm attempting to compile gzip-1.4 from the source (for use on win32) using the following steps: 
$ ./configure --prefix=/mingw
$ make
$ make install

While I am able to create gzip.exe, it appears that msys-1.0.dll is required to run it.  Is there any way to have gzip.exe as a standalone app without requiring msys-1.0.dll?