If your configure script, or a macro called from configure.ac, happens
to abort the configure process, it may be useful to checkpoint the cache
a few times at key points using
AC_CACHE_SAVE. Doing so
reduces the amount of time it takes to rerun the configure script with
(hopefully) the error that caused the previous abort corrected.
Loads values from existing cache file, or creates a new cache file if a
cache file is not found. Called automatically from
Flushes all cached values to the cache file. Called automatically from
AC_OUTPUT, but it can be quite useful to call
AC_CACHE_SAVE at key points in configure.ac.
… AC_INIT, etc. …
# Checks for programs. AC_PROG_CC AC_PROG_AWK … more program checks … AC_CACHE_SAVE
# Checks for libraries. AC_CHECK_LIB([nsl], [gethostbyname]) AC_CHECK_LIB([socket], [connect]) … more lib checks … AC_CACHE_SAVE
# Might abort… AM_PATH_GTK([1.0.2], , [AC_MSG_ERROR([GTK not in path])]) AM_PATH_GTKMM([0.9.5], , [AC_MSG_ERROR([GTK not in path])])
… AC_OUTPUT, etc. …