I might, but the installation process for Wine is so convoluted that I'd have no way of finding out whether or not I had all the files. It's a lot like Windows in that respect, actually.
What's the problem with the config file? I don't remember winex having a config file during compilation... and ./tools/wineinstall from the top directory set up a ~/.wine/config that works fine, once I got the thing compiled... This is Transgaming's winex, right?