Neo Technology provides this Debian repository, to make it easy to install Neo4j. There are 3 repositories:


All Neo4j releases, except as noted below. You should choose this by default.


Pre-release versions (milestones and release candidates).


No longer actively used, this repository contains patch releases for some old minor versions. If you can't find what you need in stable then look here.

To use the new packages, you need to run the commands below as root (note that we use sudo below):

sudo -s
wget -O -| apt-key add - # Import our signing key
echo 'deb stable/' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/neo4j.list # Create an Apt sources.list file
aptitude update -y # Find out about the files in our repository
aptitude install neo4j -y # Install Neo4j, community edition

You could replace stable with testing if you want a newer (but unsupported) build of Neo4j. If you'd like a different edition, you can run:

  • apt-get install neo4j-advanced, or
  • apt-get install neo4j-enterprise

When you install neo4j-enterprise you will also get neo4j-arbiter.

If you have any questions, please ask on Stack Overflow. (Remember to search first)