The current /etc/cron.daily/syslog.cron uses the perlscript /usr/sbin/syslogd-listfiles and the debianutils utility 'savelog'. A user created a replacement cron script that don't need either perl nor debianutils.
Created attachment 142467 [details]
Please remeber to give Nathan Angelacos a credit if committed.
That should also drop perl dependencies whith is fine for embedded.
*** Bug 434384 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 323720 [details, diff]
this patch makes the cron jobs and supporting perl scripts optional
the patched ebuilds warn that automatic logrotating functionality is disabled