a further hint: texlive package declare jadetex 'obsolete' therefore they cannot be installed at the same time ...
... guess that pdfjam should be rebuilt against texlive, and jadetex removed from completely from the repo ...
I hesitated before posting this because I am not a packager, and I'm sure that my glaring ignorance will show ... (I hope this doesn't sound critical, as that is not my intention at all). But I did some searching and found two other hints that jadetex is obsolete:http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/pst/jadetex.html
Do not install this package if you have already installed TeX Live-20110705. The TeX Live installation includes the JadeTeX components.
Jadetex is obsolote [sic], change it to texlive-htmlxml
That said, I do not have jadetex installed (IIRC) and am using texlive from the PCLOS repos. It has been working fine for me, even after the recent updates. I too noticed the mix of texlive 2007 and 2011 packages, and thought it slightly odd, but if it's working ... It also seemed a bit strange that the texlive 2011 package was so small. (I am used to texlive being composed of multiple, large
I understand your concern about the size and complexity of texlive, but if it possible, I think it would be better to continue moving in that direction rather than with teTeX. teTeX was declared obsolete in March 2007, and although it may still provide a working TeX system for users, it is becoming increasingly outdated. Just my $0.02's as a non-packager ...