We're currently using node-mapnik 3.5.x compiled against system Mapnik. dpkg reports this is 3.0.12+ds-2~bpo8+2 and apt says it's coming from apt.wikimedia.org.
The latest version of node-mapnik is 3.7.0 and neither it nor 3.6.0 compile against Mapnik 3.0.12.
I'm asking Debian GIS about backports for the system Mapnik.
To upgrade, our options are
- Rely on binary blobs from S3. This is the default when you run npm install, and probably won't work with the glibc on Jessie.
- Build Mapnik ourselves, probably using Debian GIS packaging
- Have Debian GIS backport it