MakeMaker does not require version.pm, but it will use it if available. No released version of version.pm has the bug above, though some unreleased version might. Are you using a development version of perl or perhaps some horrible hacked Redhat derivative?
PS The MakeMaker bug tracker is not Perlmonks but here:
bitching on Perlmonks will not get things fixed.
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