Azure devops tests fail with very little clue

I updated some references in my Azure Devops build and got the following error in the unit testing task:

##[error]Error: The process '/opt/hostedtoolcache/dotnet/dotnet' failed with exit code 1 
Result Attachments will be stored in LogStore 
Run Attachments will be stored in LogStore 
No Result Found to Publish '/home/vsts/work/_temp/_fv-az101-233_2021-09-09_10_21_12.trx'. 
No Result Found to Publish '/home/vsts/work/_temp/_fv-az101-233_2021-09-09_10_21_17.trx'. 
No Result Found to Publish '/home/vsts/work/_temp/_fv-az101-233_2021-09-09_10_21_24.trx'. 

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##[error]Dotnet command failed with non-zero exit code on the following projects : 
Async Command Start: 
Publish test results Publishing test results to test run '1136330'.

Especially the last, “Dotnet command failed … on the following projects” does not give the clue I am looking for. What failed?

To cut a long story short: One of my test project lacked reference to Microsoft.NET.Test.Sdk.

A longer story is that I updated from xunit.runner.visualstudio from 2.4.1 to 2.4.3 and it doesn’t have a reference to the Microsoft.Net.Test.Sdk project as it is no longer Visual studio that holds the reference but the project itself. The clues I got were from and in no special order.

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