This has been solved. [Feb 23, 2008, 9:59 AM EST]
svn import -m "initial commit" projectA svn+ssh://localhost/usr/local/svn/projetA
Gets me the error
svn: No repository found in 'svn+ssh://localhost/usr/local/svn/projectA'
I have searched everywhere and have not been able to find an answer that works. When I search I find many people who have the same problem, but for them the fix has been checking to make sure they are putting in the correct path. I have checked my path over and over, and this still doesn't work.
I currently have two projects in my svn repository called Matlab (located at /usr/local/svn/Matlab), and testRepo (at /usr/local/svn/testRepo). I am able to check both out, and commit to them, over https or svn+ssh.
I attempted to look at my bash history to see how I imported those projects, but that was too long ago, so it no longer appears in my history.
At first glance the error seems weird to me, of course it cannot find the repository, I have not imported it yet!
if I attempt to import over https instead of ssh I get the error
svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/svn/projectA'
svn: Could not open the requested SVN filesystem
I would prefer to use svn+ssh because if I use https I can only access the repo from my intranet, since all incoming ports except 22 are blocked from entering our network.
If I attempt to use svn+ssh and put 'jdwilder@localhost' instead of just 'localhost' I get the same results. If I use 127.0.0.1 instead I get the same results, If I use my network IP I also get the same results.
Any help would be appreciated, I have wasted a lot of time searching to get this working, and I am stuck. (if I am lucky hopefully it is a little stupid error)