Using the Debian repository

The Neo4j Debian repository can be used on Debian and Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu.

Documentation for the Neo4j 3.0 (and above) Debian package is available here.

To use the repository add it to the list of sources:

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -
echo 'deb stable/' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/neo4j.list
sudo apt-get update

Installing Neo4j

To install the latest Neo4j Community Edition:

sudo apt-get install neo4j

To install the latest Neo4j Enterprise Edition:

sudo apt-get install neo4j-enterprise

If you have any questions, please ask on Stack Overflow

A note about Java 8: Java 8 is not included in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, or Debian 8 (jessie) and will have to be installed manually prior to installing or upgrading Neo4j to version 3.0 or above. Please see the manual for more details.

Installing other versions

By default you will install the latest Neo4j version. The repository also contains older versions. You can list the available versions with this command:

apt-cache madison neo4j

To install a specific version:

sudo apt-get install neo4j=2.2.5

(Substitute the version that you want. A similar commmand can be used for Enterprise Edition.)

The oldstable repository

Some old versions of Neo4j are missing from the standard repository (stable) and can be found in the oldstable repository instead. Follow these steps if you can't find the version you are looking for following the instructions above.

echo 'deb oldstable/' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/neo4j.list
sudo apt-get update

Follow the instructions above to pick a specific version.

The testing repository

Pre-release versions (milestones and release candidates) are available in the testing repository. To install these, follow the instructions above but substitute "testing" for "oldstable".