The mahout smokes have alot of dependencies
Otherwise mahout smokes break for obvious reasons.
More generally, consolidating and verifying these download URLs in a separate function might make for simpler debugging of the tests, otherwise, you get html documents stored as .zip files, which causes a very hard to interpret error in the tests, i.e. you get an exception about how the zip file isnt formatted correctly.
Other Thoughts on how to simplify and isolate moving parts of mahout tests?
We can bundle them into a patch. Would be a shame if the only thing this JIRA resulted in was a fix to a single URL ....