I am under the impression that darcs doesn't expand a path like "~foo".
For example, the following fails for me in darcs 220.127.116.11 rc1 (the
ubuntu version of darcs):
$ darcs push firstname.lastname@example.org:~daj/foo
even though I can `cd ~daj/foo` if I SSH in by hand.
I would request that darcs expand these paths as appropriate, so that
that would be the same as if I'd done it locally where ~ is expanded by
the shell. In this case, ~daj is /u/daj, and it works if I darcs push