i'm not quite sure whether the problem with my texlive installation isn't sitting in front of the computer but i just cannot get it to work.
The first thing I did was download the installer from the texlive homepage, run it and try the installation with all the options preselected.
When I tried to install "gummi" (latex editor) from its ppa afterwards it was telling me it had some uninstalled dependencies (mostly texlive 2009 packages from the ubuntu repositories).
Then I went back and started reading some more on the installation topic and there was a vague mentioning of having to set PATH for the installation. I couldn't figure out how to do that so I found the option in the installer "create symlinks in standard directories" which I figured was an automated option of the PATH settings.
Now I tried to install gummi once more and it still came back with all the lacking dependencies. I figured I'd try just installing it but now i'm sitting there with a bowl of nothing - even the installation of 13 of the packages from the repositories failed with errors, for example:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-latex-extra: texlive-latex-extra depends on texlive-pictures (>= 2009-1); however: Package texlive-pictures is not configured yet. texlive-latex-extra depends on texlive-latex-base (>= 2009-1); however: Package texlive-latex-base is not configured yet.
Now i'm wondering where I went wrong and whether there is somebody who could give me a fool-proof explanation on how to install the 2011 texlive. Unfortunately I couldn't find a good explanation by raiding google.
Thanks hell of a lot in advance for any help on those matters Best regards