I've seen that comment too, but it won't help in my situation since I'm not using an external client to access the database ( like MS Access ). My situation is much simpler, I have a .php page that the client can use to "load data local", which means it's already being run on the server.
this is the offending code...
$result = mysql_pconnect($hostname, $username, $password) or trigger_error(mysql_error());
// Load Products into temporary table
echo "<br>Loading temporary table ...";
$result = mysql_query("LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE '/srv/www/htdocs/website/administrator/products.txt' INTO TABLE prodtemp FIELDS TERMINATED BY '\t' ENCLOSED BY '\"' LINES TERMINATED BY '\\r\\n'") or die(mysql_error());
P.S. I found this thread at PHP bug ... http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=21356
which looks interesting ...