./configure is done before make and make install
You can tell if a program works usually by trying to RUN the program.
Or you can try typing out the first few letters of the program and then using tab completion to see if its in your path.
P.S. Your other post that you made could have accompanied this one ... no need to do more than one. Also, I know that you wont like this ... but try using the search button first before making a new post. Linux is about finding answers for yourself, then if things dont work out that way, you have plenty of community members to help you out.