Since I install a fresh Ubuntu, I do not have a texlive configuration on the computer. If you do, might want to remove it before the installation,
$ sudo rm -rf /usr/local/texlive/
Now, let go to the link for downloading the installer. Once the downloading is ready, it is time to untar it (the easiest way is to right-click on it and choose `extract here’). Finally, we run the installer,
$ cd Downloads/install-tl-xxxx/ $ sudo ./install-tl
Right now I’m running mine. Have fun with yours.
I almost forgot the configuration of the path, I use a modified PATH configuration on my .bashrc file, to open yours use the command line
$ gedit .bashrc
And add at the end the following lines,
### LaTeX 2009 configuration PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2009/bin/i386-linux:$PATH export PATH
Save the file, and run
$ source .bashrc
to update the configuration… or just close and reopen the terminal.