Make install does not create .conf files

Hi, I’m a newbie here.
OS: Ubuntu Linux 9.10 x86 32bit.
Asterisk version: 1.6.2 source tar ball.

my configure line look like the following ./configure --prefix=/opt/asterisk --disable-xmldoc

The configure goes just fine.
I then do a make install.

Which runs with no problem. Installs asterisk in /opt/asterisk.
However the dir /opt/asterisk/etc/asterisk is empty. No conf files are placed there.
Also when attempting to run asterisk from the command line with sudo ./asterisk -vvvc,
Of course asterisk complains that it can’d find all the conf files required.

What am I doing wrong.

Thanks in advance.

as i remember, you should continue type “make samples”. The setup will create automatically the *.conf file for u.