Max os x installation

So I am a complete newbie and trying to get asterisk set upn on my mac os x for ruby on rails integration. I downloaded the asterisk - version and ran make, then make install, and it looked like asterisk was installed, but Im not sure. If it did install, Im not sure how to access the config file to set it up to play well with my ruby on rails environment. Any input is much appreciated. Thanks, Dave

if its installed, your config files should be in /etc/asterisk

you can usually check by trying:

Service Asterisk status

it will say its not running/stopped or running/started
if it outputs it cant find the service it might be that it is not installed properly.