I am playing with Puppy 2.16 now. I also use Puppy 4 (great distro) and aliases execute on it.
I entered aliases in 2.16. I have entered aliases both .bashrc and .bash_aliases. I rebooted it and they still don't work.
When I enter
in rxvt, the aliases do work for the session. On reboot, I have do the command again.
Any help in rooting out this problem would be appreciated.