Jin Koda started a project that provides a few example MIRIAD programs, with the main code written in C, instead of Fortran. Although this is not recommended nor yet supported, with some hacking you can probably get this working, if it is not working yet. The installation script install.miriad has probably tried to build hkmiriad programs (see $MIR/src/spec/hkmiriad).
A logfile should be in $MIR/install/hkmiriad.log
You should find a few hk* programs (hkuvmodel, hkuvgen, etc.) in $MIRBIN