Openswan stopped writing to /var/log/secure after log deletion

JustAGuy asked:

I deleted the log intentionally but it seems like Openswan is not creating a new one on it’s own. I tried restarting the service or even creating an empty file. Nothing works.
What can I do besides reinstall?

My answer:

Your syslog daemon is responsible for /var/log/secure, not Openswan. HUP or restart the syslog daemon.

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