> I'd compiled svn from source. Digging through the docs, I notice that
> is required for local repository access through file://. Downloading the
> client from http://metissian.com/projects/macosx/subversion/ seems to
> solved the problem.
You must be running Subclipse 1.0.3. If you update to 1.1.8 (which
requires Eclipse 3.2) it includes a new version of JavaSVN that does
support file:// protocol.