> kafka-add-partitions.sh is in 0.8 but not in 0.8-beta1. Therefore we cannot use this tool with
> 0.8-beta1. If I download latest 0.8 and compile it, can I use its kafka-add-partitions.sh to add
> partitions for the topics that already exist in our 0.8-beta1 kafka? Thanks.
Unfortunately, no - since there were changes in the controller
(broker) to support this. So you will need to upgrade to 0.8 before
you can do this.