Can you bundle a minimal set of files just for testing? How about mirroring the files that you need on another server (say, like a Google Code project)?
Also, you can skip tests if you don't have everything that you need to test. I wouldn't refuse to write a Makefile because that stops everyone from installing the source even though the module probably still works. Print out a nice message saying they need to download some files later and still test what you can.
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