I think the problem is that you haven't got the dependencies for the program in question, as even though you have run
./configure there are just the files called
makefile.am, whereas there should be a a file called
Makefile without an extension.
If you run
./configure without the dependencies, it does not generate a makefile and then running make afterwards gives exactly the error you are getting:
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
Therefore, download the build dependencies for your program by looking at the readme included in the download or if the program source is in the repositories and you have enabled the source repositories, run
sudo apt-get build-dep program
After obtaining the dependencies, run
./configure again and now make and make install should work as there will be a proper
(You may also need to install such packages as
build-essential which contains essential compiling tools)