Quote from: wiki/Tor
Do not use the packages in Ubuntu's universe or Debian Lenny. They are unmaintained and out of date. That means you'll be missing stability and security fixes.
If you are running flash-only (sheeva), you simply will run out of space trying to compile.
I still gave apt-get install tor a try (running wheezy though) and it works just fine, being the latest stable release (0.2.29)
Hope this helps some people avoid the hassle of getting rid of all the tools, which get installed by apt-get install build-essential fakeroot devscripts.