Using some of the info found on the wiki, I have compilied subversion on my dreamhost account. My install process can be found here:
Everything was working a few days ago when I had to take some time away from the project. I succesfully created a test repository in ~/repositories/test. When I returned to working on this yesterady, svnadmin gave me segmentation faults. I'm not sure what, if anything had changed. I recompiled the software from the very begining and the error still exists.