I tried adding lines to my.cnf
[mysql] infile = 1 [mysqld] infile = 1
SHOW VARIABLES LIKE "%infile" displays true in mysql.
But LOAD DATA does not work. I tried it in a PHP script and in phpMyAdmin.
It only works if I start mysql from the command line with the
mysql --local-infile -u root -p db_name
But this did not solve the PHP problem.