Change context path on JIRA 5.2.8

I'd like to modify the context path of JIRA from:

http://www.example.com:8080/

to

http://www.example.com:8080/issues

I'v already made the change to the Base URL in the general configuration, but that seems to have had no effect at all. I've also seen suggestions to edit the server.xml for the embedded Tomcat 7 to include `path="/issues"`in the contex definition:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRAKB/How+to+change+the+JIRA+context+path?focusedCommentId=329976952#comment-329976952

While this worked for me on JIRA 3.4, when I do that here on 5.2.8, JIRA will not start.

What is the proper way to do this?

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I finally located the catalina.out log file and in it was the message:

SEVERE: Parse Fatal Error at line 102 column 89: Attribute "path" was already specified for element "Context".

org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: Attribute "path" was already specified for element "Context"

Which led my tired eyes to finally see that there is already a `path=""` in the context element and I was duplicating it. DOH!

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