Is it possible to install the pcntl module without recompiling php? I'm trying to set this up on CentOS.
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: http://www.php.net/releases/ 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 phpize ./configure make cp modules/pcntl.so /usr/lib/php/modules/ echo "extension=pcntl.so" > /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'
Download your existing PHP version repository from http://www.php.net/releases/ (This is no matter where you have to download & extract. You can either download to local machine. Just want to copy ext/pcntl to somewhere in the server)
Extract downloaded folder (Example: /home/downloads/PHP_5.x.x/)
cd /home/downloads/PHP_5.x.x/ext/pcntl phpize ./configure make cp modules/pcntl.so /usr/local/lib/php/extensions/
[*This path is depend on your PHP installation/configurations. You can check the PHP extension path in php.ini or echo phpinfo(); ]
echo "extension=pcntl.so" > /usr/local/lib/php.ini
or Add the line "extension=pcntl.so" to your php.ini
[*again depend on your PHP installation. You can find the php.ini path in locate php.ini or echo phpinfo(); ]