After installing the baseline of the server I needed to install subversion. Installing subversion is something I have had trouble with in the past, and have been surrounded by talented people to fix my mistakes.
Yes, humility there. I suck at installing subversion, but ask for help. This time, I finally found the right resources to make things work as expected. The interesting park is that I was moving content between servers, so I had to install, dump, load, and configure. A couple more steps, but appears to have been successful.
1) This page provided simple instructions on installing and configuring subversion. I did not import a project because I loaded from a dump.
2) This page provided fantastic instructions for dumping and loading subversion. The notable changes I made where the user and groups I chown’d to because this subversion instance is controlled through apache modules. So after the chown/chmod commands, I stopped.
3) Finally I needed a hint about why my apache server wasn’t letting me into the repository. Here is the hint I needed. Specifically the section about editing the httpd.conf file.