We present our work towards representing Debian’s packages, including
history and releases, as well as other components of the Debian
environment, as Graph Database in Neo4j.
The Ultimate Debian Database UDD  collects a variety of data around
Debian and Ubuntu: Packages and sources, bugs, history of uploads, just
to name a few. The database scheme  reveals a highly de-normalized
RDB [2,3]. In this on-going work we extract (some) data from UDD and
represent it as graph database.
The presentation will give a short introduction on the life time and
structure of Debian packages, followed with the graph database scheme
(nodes and relations). After going through some of the queries used
on the UDD web pages we show how they can be translated to Cypher.
We close with an outlook of our future plans and open problems.