jikes doesn't work on qnx?

Has anyone successfully compiled & installed jikes on a QNX box?

I downloaded the jikes source from http://oss.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/jikes/
and ran the configure/make/make-install but when I try to run it I get

/usr/local/bin/jikes[1]: syntax error: `pö’ unexpected

another funny thing is that the configure script wouldn’t work with gcc, I had to set CXX=qcc
for it to configure & build

Chris Goebel