This variable must not be cached in its current form, as any cached
information will prevent the next configure run from determining the
correct LIBS needed for the function. Thus, rename prefix `ac_cv_` to
These configure vars are modified in a curl-specific way and modified by
the configure process, but are never loaded from cache, even though they
are designated as _cv_. We should implement proper AC_CACHE_CHECKs for
These configure vars are modified in a curl-specific way but never
evaluated or loaded from cache, even though they are designated as
_cv_. We could either implement proper AC_CACHE_CHECKs for them, or
remove them completely.
Fixes #603 as ac_cv_func_gethostbyname is no longer clobbered, and
AC_CHECK_FUNC(gethostbyname...) will no longer spuriously succeed after
the first configure run with caching.
`ac_cv_func_strcasecmp` is curious, see #770.
`eval "ac_cv_func_$func=yes"` can still cause problems as it works in
tandem with AC_CHECK_FUNCS and then potentially modifies its result. It
would be best to rewrite this test to use a new CURL_CHECK_FUNCS macro,
which works the same as AC_CHECK_FUNCS but relies on caching the values
of curl_cv_func_* variables, without modifiying ac_cv_func_*.