most of those files are files that the build scripts will use to create the actual makefile. are there any install instructions in either a README or an INSTALL file?
9 times out of ten, you need to run
-but sometimes there are more complicated steps needed. if you don't have either a configure or an autogen.sh script, then let me know exactly what package you're trying to install, and where you downloaded it from. i'll take a look at it and see if i can give you any better help with it.