7.4.3 Cache Checkpointing
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.
— Macro: AC_CACHE_LOAD
Loads values from existing cache file, or creates a new cache file if a
cache file is not found. Called automatically from
— Macro: AC_CACHE_SAVE
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.
... more program checks ...
# Checks for libraries.
... more lib checks ...
# 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. ...