well from source it's not common to install config files for you, there will be template files typically in the source you downloaded, but it will not install them. as for RPM based ones.. they should be there, but again bind can be used in very many ways, and so you might find that it is from another package such as a caching-nameserver setup. so look in the source directories and you'll no doubt find a basic config file. i expect and required /var directories would be created on demand.
I'm not attempting to turn you from bind, but be aware that it is a very very comprehensive and powerful bit of kit, and the configuration required for it might be to much for your needs. personally i use a program called dnsmasq for my local dns, it's very basic and simlpe to configure (no config file requried at all) and can still serve dhcp allocatied addresses /etc/hosts addreses and also refer externally, caching the results.