The first test I did after installing the Android SDK gave me this result:
BUILD FAILED /home/max/AndroidSDK/android-sdk-linux/tools/ant/build.xml:377: The Android Ant-based build system requires Ant 1.8.0 or later. Current version is 1.7.1
This is not what I needed, but fortunately the solution is easy enough.
Doing something like this solved my issue:
root@praxi:~# aptitude install ant=1.8.2-4build2