before installin texlive do i need to install the tetex package...that seems to have installed?
teTeX is now unmaintained. Please install the latest release of the texlive package from the VL repository instead, which implements all the features that teTeX did and has more of a future to boot. (I redid it to change /opt/tetex to /opt/texlive...mea culpa.) Anyway, I believe it's in the testing repo now.