Known SVN issues

svn doesn't honor $http_proxy

If you are behind a proxy, and

svn co


svn: OPTIONS of '': could not connect to server (

then you may need to update ~/.subversion/servers:

# http-proxy-exceptions = *,
http-proxy-host = <proxy_url>                                      
http-proxy-port = <proxy_port>                                      
# http-proxy-username = defaultusername                                
# http-proxy-password = defaultpassword

Fill in that section with your proxy information, and this should fix your problem.