Mingw32 compilation - attempt two

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I am not quite sure I will be able to help you on mingw32 installation issues because of my very limited windows knowledge.
I have simply installed the files from the sourceforge page linked from mingw.org
Here are some of the version numbers

$ mingw-get.exe -V
mingw-get version 0.6.2-beta-20131004-1
Copyright (C) 2009-2013, MinGW.org Project

$ gcc -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: mingw32
Configured with: ../gcc-4.8.1/configure --prefix=/mingw --host=mingw32 --build=m
ingw32 --without-pic --enable-shared --enable-static --with-gnu-ld --enable-lto
--enable-libssp --disable-multilib --enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,objc,obj-c++
,ada --disable-sjlj-exceptions --with-dwarf2 --disable-win32-registry --enable-l
ibstdcxx-debug --enable-version-specific-runtime-libs --with-gmp=/usr/src/pkg/gm
p-5.1.2-1-mingw32-src/bld --with-mpc=/usr/src/pkg/mpc-1.0.1-1-mingw32-src/bld --
with-mpfr= --with-system-zlib --with-gnu-as --enable-decimal-float=yes --enable-
libgomp --enable-threads --with-libiconv-prefix=/mingw32 --with-libintl-prefix=/
mingw --disable-bootstrap LDFLAGS=-s CFLAGS=-D_USE_32BIT_TIME_T
Thread model: win32
gcc version 4.8.1 (GCC)

From the graphical interface mingw-get, I can see that the mingw32-base version is

The MPICH installation details are clearly listed at