dotCover console runner does not work on Ubuntu with .NET Core 3.0

Affected versions: 2019.2 and later


An attempt to run coverage analysis with dotCover console runner fails with the error:

[JetBrains dotCover] Coverage session finished with errors: Can’t find symtab section in the ELF file

[file name] = /usr/share/dotnet/shared/Microsoft.NETCore.App/3.0.1/


Possible cause

dotnet-sdk-3.0.deb package for Ubuntu 18.04 comes with the stripped symbols file. As a result, dotCover profiler is unable to start a coverage session.



Get the symbols file by running the following commands:

sudo dotnet tool install -g dotnet-symbol

sudo dotnet-symbol <path to dotnet>/

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