LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE is not enabled by default. Normally, it should be enabled by placing local-infile=1 in my.cnf. But it does not work for all installations. In my experience, it worked for Debian ...
I'm getting a weird message from phpmyadmin saying: #2006 - MySQL server has gone away What I found online is that I should increase the size of max_allowed_packet witch should be in the my.conf ...