Can't make vim under Solaris

I've downloaded the standard tarball for vim 7.3 and have unzipped it without problem.  The download page for UNIX (http://www.vim.org/download.php#unix) then says "The best way to install Vim on Unix is to use the sources. This requires a compiler and its support files. Compiling Vim isn't difficult at all. You can simply type "make install" when you are happy with the default features. Edit the Makefile in the "src" directory to select specific features. ".  However, when I enter "make install" the make utility says "make: Nothing to be done for `install`.  If I instead enter just "make" the make utility executes the first few instructions and then gets to an instruction that wants to execute the command "./configure", however the "./configure" command bombs with different error messages depending on whether it's invoked as ./configure, or manually as "sh configure", what have you.  The Makefile doesn't seem to work under Solaris no mater what I try.  Has anyone gotten the default Makefile that comes out of the tarball to successfully create a vim executable?  I'm totally stumped.
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APNFSSCCommented:
Grab the package from www.sunfreeware.com for your relevant arch and os version.

These are ready compiled and will save you a lot of hassles.
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