But for what I really want to do, I need to include more complicated elements and build the project with ./configure, make, make install.
To do this, I know that I need to use a command something like this: which I have learned means that I am using a gcc compiler that is too out of date.
We are all busy people with priorities to fulfill including hobbies.
Min GW is just a hobby that often is trumped by other things in life.
The build script doesn't install the toolchain to the system, which is why this all is required.