The Tor Project maintains its own Debian package repository. Since Debian provides the LTS version of Tor that this might not always give you the latest stable Tor version, it's recommended to install tor from our repository.

Here's how you can enable Tor Package Repository in Debian based distributions:

1. Install apt-transport-https

To enable all package managers using the libapt-pkg library to access metadata and packages available in sources accessible over https (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure).

   # apt install apt-transport-https

2. Add the following entries to /etc/apt/sources.list or a new file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

   deb <DISTRIBUTION> main
   deb-src <DISTRIBUTION> main

If you want to try experimental packages:

   deb tor-experimental-0.3.4.x-<DISTRIBUTION> main
   deb-src tor-experimental-0.3.4.x-<DISTRIBUTION> main

Or nightly builds:

   deb tor-nightly-master-<DISTRIBUTION> main
   deb-src tor-nightly-master-<DISTRIBUTION> main

Replace <DISTRIBUTION> with your Operating System codename. Run lsb_release -c or cat /etc/debian_version to discover.

3. Then add the gpg key used to sign the packages by running the following commands at your command prompt

   # curl | gpg --import
   # gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | apt-key add -

4. Install tor and tor debian keyring

We provide a Debian package to help you keep our signing key current. It is recommended you use it. Install it with the following commands:

   # apt update
   # apt install tor