Nginx-error.log hardcoded?

I noticed despite having set error_log /path/to/error.log, whenever I
signal my nginx process either with “nginx -c /path/to/nginx.conf -s
reload” or “kill -HUP <pid_of_nginx_master>”, it writes log to error
log file defined at compile time (in my system - freebsd - it’s at

Is it not possible to change the path used?

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