I think dreamhost has some issues with svn ssh:// urls, which is what I'm trying to use to export my rails app from my home devbox to the DH server.
I even upgraded to a PS account, after they said that would fix the problem...but it didn't.
Their SVN admin is supposed to look into it, but I haven't heard anything in a few days.
the command would simply die "Killed signal 15"
when I ran even a list:
svn list svn ssh://me@home/x/svn/projects/test_rails_app
Killed signal 15.
This happens everytime.