In order to install vanilla texlive (thanks for the excellent tutorial), I removed everything tex from Ubuntu, including wxmaxima. Now, when I want to install wxmaxima again, it also wants to install tex-common. Would that break my beautiful new texlive installation?
Did you finalise the TeXLive installation according to these instructions? If you don't provide a "fake" TeX Debian package, it is likely to break your TeXLive setup. Credits to user "cfr"!