Thanks, but perl is also troublesome!
Just wanted to thank you - I too had this problem during my (currently ongoing) 6.2 build. Your fix worked like a charm ;-)
Anyway, I also had a problem with perl. Regardless of whether I used Configure or .configure, two of the makefiles ended up with an extrentuous 0 on a line all by themselves. A quick shift to another terminal and a hack using vi sorted it, but it kept heppening!!!!