I've set a break point in my feature receiver, but symbols never load and break points never met, what can I do to resolve this?
Are your symbols available? You might need to copy the PDB file to the GAC. Here are some articles on the subject: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/markarend/archive/2008/09/09/debugging-web-parts-and-other-sharepoint-custom-code.aspx
You also might want to try inserting a line of code that pops up a window asking if you want to debug it. From http://underthehood.ironworks.com/2010/10/debugging-sharepoint-feature-receivers-the-easy-way.html:
Hi did you copy the pdb files to the GAC-directory where your assembly lies? To do this, use TotalCommander or CommandPrompt to navigate to
c:\windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL[Name of your assemlby][Version]\
there should be the .dll. Now copy the according .pdb from your debug build, reset IIS (or recycle AppPool), open a page of your site (to restart w3wp), attach to w3wp with visual studio (ctrl+Alt+P) and activate your feature again...should work now ;-)
ah, one minute too late....anyway ;)