I am trying to use
moderncv on Ubuntu 11.10. The class is in texlive-latex-extra but it seems to be an old version and it does not recognize some new commands.
I would like to either upgrade the class system-wide or, preferably, override it locally for a given user or project. I tried putting the class file (from CTAN) in the same folder as my .tex file but the compiler complains about redefined commands.
How can I fix this issue?