Installing PCNTL module for PHP without recompiling

I haven't been able to get it working purely through a package manager, and yum search pcntl finds no matches, even after setting up some additional repositories.

I ended up finding one way that worked without reinstalling PHP entirely, though it does end up requiring a tiny bit of recompilation. A post found here mentions a somewhat straightforward way of compiling and enabling just the pcntl extension ( with a little editing and reformatting of the post):

Get your current php version (check phpinfo())
Get the sources for that version here:
Extract this file; you will got folder name like php5-x.x.x
Run following lines in terminal:

cd php5-x.x.x/ext/pcntl
cp modules/ /usr/lib/php/modules/
echo "" > /etc/php.d/pcntl.ini
restart apache

Note: if your /usr/lib/php/modules/ or /etc/php.d/ is not same
as this, you could try 'locate php/modules' or 'locate php.d'

The pcntl module is in the php-cli package and can be installed with yum by using the following command:

sudo yum install php php-cli

try to find module with yum command yum search pcntl