installing and running programs with KDE

Being a new user, I need a jump start with Linux.  I have Mandrake delux with starroffice and wordperfect to load, I found the instructions on installing these programs but cant make heads or tails out of it.

for wordperfect, the instructions have you make a temp folder and copy all files to this folder to run, I can do that but there is a script "runme" that I am told to run, cliking on runme does nothing but get me an error message that the system is unable to find the file, a note says that runme must operate in the /bin/sh enviroment. I have no idea what that means. Once someone can get me started Im sure I can figure the rest out myself.
 
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laeuchliCommented:
well, if it says you need to run the file in /bin/sh then do it.
open xterm, and type cd /temp (or where ever the temp directory out made is) then type cp runme /bin/sh
then cd /
then cd /bin/sh
then /bin/sh/runme
this should run the script.
If there are still errors, post them here.
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