After I tried everything to get my latex project use biblatex-philosophy I really dont know what to do any more so my question would be how is the best way to install latex on a fresh Linux Mint system to get everything to work. I want to use biblatex-philosophy but for that dependencies did not resolve when I tried to install it via synaptic (somehow different paths) /vanilla-install (everything broke and fonts were corrupted so had to reinstall system) / aptget (backport ppas were down as they are needed to get right versions for biber and biblatex working together with texlive)

Can anyone help me here?

Do I have to delete something on the fresh installation before I begin?

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    To get a proper up-to-date installation of TeXLive and working biblatex and Biber, vanilla TeXLive is the way to go. Did you follow the instructions in that link, and what did not work for you? – moewe Oct 15 '13 at 13:45
  • The step where one should edit "gksudo gedit etc/environment" it was already set. After reboot I tried "which tex" which didn't show anything. I am afraid that once I don't get the step complete my system is full of wrong tex stuff again.. – NoClueLu Oct 15 '13 at 13:54
  • If you gksudo gedit etc/environment you will see the PATH is already set, you just add to it. – moewe Oct 15 '13 at 13:57
  • No I mean it was already set to "PATH="/opt/texbin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games"" – NoClueLu Oct 15 '13 at 14:03
  • So just skip that step? Also do I have to purge something before doing all those steps again from scratch? – NoClueLu Oct 15 '13 at 14:08