I am trying to install mySQL 3.23.35 under MingW32,
which seems to rung fine in 64 bit Windows 7.

I start ./configure from the unzipped, untarred source code.

I continually get the message that "perl has stopped working",
and hit the error message :

checking how to check if pid exists...configure:error:
could not find the right ps switches. Whic OS is this?.
See the Installation chapter in the Reference Manual.
I have read the reference manual, which doesn't offer any help on this.
Is there a simple way to fix this, to compile and install under MINGW32?