Originally Posted by Mr. Newbtastic
I tried following your instuctions using GNOME commander when I tried to open it I got an error message
No default application found for the MIME type text/x-log
I checked to see if gnome-system-log was installed and it is.
Then, unless I am mistaken, you should be able to go to Applications > System tools > Log file viewer, which will ask for root password (not sure if you have to have sudo setup or not), then display a list of the log files, so choose yum.log and have a look at the end of the file for the packages you deleted.
The alternate, is to simply go to /var/log and run sudo gedit yum.log. The log files are usually just text files.