Thanks, your tip was really helpful. I had actually given up with pdflite and put it on the back burner. When I got your reply I decided to to give it one more try.
Your tip worked great. I had one other problem after it installed, PHP would not start the extension. Even after I edited the php.ini file (I eventually created a pdflite.ini file in php.d to include the extension). However, it would not work. I finally decided to try disabling SELinux and it worked. I reenabled SELinux and it is still working. Not sure why it was blocked, but it works now. Thanks again for your help.