rc.local and bootlogd are part of the "initscripts" package. If you have it installed, you can enable bootlogging by changing the line "BOOTLOGD_ENABLE=NO" in "/etc/default/bootlogd".
Again, if you have "initscripts" installed, there should be links in your rc[2-5].d directories to run rc.local. On my system they are:
and they point to "/etc/init.d/rc.local". If you don't have them, you can either add the links manually or you can download the "sysv-rc-conf" run-level configuration tool.