Missing configure in ruby CVS: Build problems on Mingw

Hello all,

I am trying to compile the current cvs HEAD of the Ruby language itself
on windows using Mingw & GCC.

I can't find a working ./configure script; I've installed autoconf but
it is broken since my Perl interpreter is not the version the mingw
folks expect to find.

Can anyone point me to how to get a configure script for the current cvs
HEAD or provide me with one ? Is there a way I can actually build Ruby
without first reinstalling Perl (and breaking things that depend on that) ?

I appreciate any hints at all,


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code manufacture