Indeed, the description is misleading as the -dev package contains the
headers and development symlinks to the shared library, but no static

Considering the number of security vulnerabilities freeimage suffered
from in the past, I am not in favor of providing a static build for it.
Appropriate resolution of this bug should therefore focus on a rewording
of the -dev package description.

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  libfreeimage-dev: Static archove/library not included in package

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