Package Details: neo4j-community 4.2.2-1

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Package Base: neo4j-community
Description: A fully transactional graph database implemented in Java
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: neo4j-enterprise
Submitter: tucho
Maintainer: hakami1024
Last Packager: hakami1024
Votes: 63
Popularity: 0.42
First Submitted: 2015-12-30 05:23
Last Updated: 2021-04-13 15:44

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cvelteren commented on 2021-05-01 10:21

Is this package still maintained? It does not run out of the box.

Running sudo NEO4J_HOME=/usr/share/java/neo4j neo4j start requires making a log directory and then it complains about a missing conf file.

Powersource commented on 2020-09-05 21:01

Yeah I needed to follow this apparently

ottoshmidt commented on 2020-09-03 14:21

@Powersource you apparently need Java 11 instead of 8.

Powersource commented on 2020-09-01 17:39

Getting this when running either neo4j start or neo4j-admin

ERROR! Neo4j cannot be started using java version 1.8.0_265. 
* Please use Oracle(R) Java(TM) 11, OpenJDK(TM) 11 to run Neo4j.
* Please see for Neo4j installation instructions.

mnd999 commented on 2020-05-09 11:46

Have you thought about moving the jars to /usr/share/java/neo4j/lib?

I had more success getting neo4j-admin to work with the following patch:

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index b217852..54c40ab 100644
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 # Contributor: Marcel Campello Ferreira <>
 pkgdesc='A fully transactional graph database implemented in Java'
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ source=($pkgver-unix.tar.gz
-            '40ecfbdcb843577a0e9b677e9c0cc7ab4899962309d6148ce8fcd1da35560103'
+            'db152528593b4177e047ea642d0c8d53f777266a09c1803aa4f8363336f646b1'
@@ -47,7 +47,7 @@ package() {
   [[ $(ls -A logs/* 2>/dev/null) ]] && cp -r logs/* $pkgdir/$LOG_DIR

   # Copy JARs in lib and plugins
-  LIB_DIR=usr/share/java/neo4j
+  LIB_DIR=usr/share/java/neo4j/lib
   install -dm755 $pkgdir/$LIB_DIR
   [[ $(ls -A lib/* 2>/dev/null) ]] && cp -r lib/* $pkgdir/$LIB_DIR

diff --git a/neo4j.conf b/neo4j.conf
index ec31d54..694e900 100644
--- a/neo4j.conf
+++ b/neo4j.conf
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@

hakami1024 commented on 2020-02-22 21:44


Torxed commented on 2020-02-12 09:50

Getting it to run:

$ sudo -s     #Not sure this is fully needed, but this outdated crap is annoying)
# mkdir -p /usr/share/java/neo4j/logs/
# NEO4J_HOME=/usr/share/java/neo4j neo4j start

It'll complain that /usr/share/java/neo4j/conf/neo4j.conf doesn't exists. And if you're here for bloodhound, then simply login to the web-tool once via http://localhost:7474/ and change the password before running bloodhound. If it still doesn't work, do

# cd /usr/share/java/neo4j/data/databases/
# mv graph.db/ graph.db.orig
# cp -r /usr/share/bloodhound/BloodHoundExampleDB.graphdb/ graph.db

And you'll get the example up and running, which you can wipe.

ottoshmidt commented on 2020-01-28 11:36

I am unhappy that this package is vastly outdated.

roschaefer commented on 2019-02-20 11:15

Symlink is broken:

$ cypher-shell
find: ‘/usr/bin/../share/cypher-shell’: No such file or directory

A quickfix is to add neo4j binary folder to $PATH:

export PATH="/usr/share/neo4j/bin/:$PATH"

So the actual cypher-shell script gets called first.

hakami1024 commented on 2019-01-10 22:13

Thanks, oliv. Updated.